Auger-Aliassime loses in first round of French Open

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The Montrealer didn’t make the most of his break alternatives in opposition to Andreas Seppi.

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Félix Auger-Aliassime’s hopes of a deep run within the French Open have been dashed Tuesday when he misplaced to Italian Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-4 in a first-round match.

The 20-year-old Montrealer added Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni to his teaching workforce to organize for the clay-court season, and whereas he had some success reaching the quarter-finals in Barcelona and the spherical of 16 on the Rome Masters Open, he didn’t make the most of his break alternatives in opposition to Seppi. He had 12 break factors, however transformed on solely two of them.

Auger-Aliassime, who misplaced within the first spherical at Paris for the second consecutive 12 months, was the twentieth seed. He was the one Canadian within the males’s singles draw after Denis Shapovalov withdrew with an damage and Milos Raonic determined to not play so he may consider getting ready for the grass-court season.

The one Canadian nonetheless alive in singles play is 18-year-old Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval. She performs Twenty third-seeded Madison Keys of the U.S. in a second-round match Wednesday.

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