Quebec’s Félix Auger-Aliassime won the most recent chapter in the game against Canadian Denis Shapovalov. He was in the Barcelona Championship on Thursday. In the third round, he won 6-2, 6-3.
For Auger-Aliassime, ranked 20th in the world, this is the third victory in the fifth professional match against Ontario and 14th in the ATP. The 20-year-old Quebec has won two clay court matches against Shapovalov on the tour.
Auger-Aliassime took advantage of the trouble of serving his opponent, who in particular made 6 double errors, allowing him to score four times in 9 attempts. The Quebecer scored 60 of 98 points and won 78% of the points in the first serve, compared to 63% for Shapovalov.
“I am very happy with today’s victory. Dennis is still a tough opponent. We all know how he performed. We have experienced tough battles in the past. I am looking forward to a tough game and I am fully prepared. The Quebecer said in an interview broadcast on TSN: “My body feels great. “
“I think this is one of the best games I have played against him. I am strong and I have not been broken. This is a very good game.”
Auger-Aliassime is now preparing for another big challenge against Tsitsipas, who was the champion of the Monte Carlo Championship last week. Although he has won three of the Quebecer’s five professional games, the 22-year-old Greek is still very wary of him.
Tsitsipas said of his next opponent: “I have never played against him on clay.” He is a player who has performed well in recent years and is currently at his peak. I am ready for the next battle, encounter the next difficulty, and can’t wait to fight Felix. “