Félix Auger-Aliassime succeeded at the Miami Open on Friday, beating Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 and 6-4 in the second round.
“I’m really happy because it’s not an easy first game. I’ve already lost to him and won after saving the game points. The Quebecer said in an interview after the first game: “He’s not A relaxed opponent, and his service is very good. “
The latter can hurt his opponent with a forehand bet throughout the game. He also used his weapon of choice to complete 19 of the 24 winning shots.
However, Quebecers experienced ups and downs in their service. He performed very well on the first ball, with a success rate of 62%, and won 81% of the points in his first confrontation; on the second ball, things got more complicated, he only won 36% points.
In the end, Auger-Aliassime (Auger-Aliassime) recorded 2 A to 5 for his opponent. He was broken twice but won four games for the service of his opponent.
The Quebecer has now defeated the French 2-1 in his career, and he has faced the French twice in 2020.
In the third round, he will face the 28th-ranked player John Isner, who defeated MacKenzie 2-6, 6-3 and 7-5 in three rounds. McDonald’s.
Isner and Auger-Aliassime met in the 2019 Miami semifinals. The American defeated the Canadian and then bowed to Roger Federer in the finals.
Auger-Aliassime has already held the final in Melbourne this season. He also reached the quarter-finals in Acapulco last week.