Quebec Félix Auger-Aliassime lost in a fierce confrontation with American John Isner, who won the same 7-6 (5) two games in the third round of the Miami Championship on Sunday.
Although Isner’s serve seemed unstoppable, Auger-Aliassime thought he had a chance to extend the suspense of the second set tiebreaker, thus eliminating the 3-0 delay. However, the winner regained the advantage and used the direct fault of the athletes from La Belle Province to end the hostilities.
The meeting was very close because Isner scored 76 points, one point more than the loser. He also gained an A-card (16-11) advantage, while the 18th-ranked Canadian made 5 double mistakes, while the 28th-ranked ATP opponent made a double mistake.
“This is a huge test for me. Isner admits that there may not be many places in the world where I like my chance to beat Felix. I was lucky to meet here in Miami. To him, I like this place very much. If I had to play against him on clay somewhere in Europe, then the story would definitely be different.”
Moreover, the Americans seemed very happy to bring out the incense burner for their opponents at the time.
“This is obviously a difficult game. I know it will be like this. Since our last fight, he has made a lot of progress. His body has become much stronger. He praised that he is only 20 years old and very mature. . I’m glad I won. When I finish my career, the ability to beat him is a huge achievement in itself.”
After the singles clash, Auger-Aliassime was defeated again. The Quebec and his partner Polish Hubert Hurkacz (Hubert Hurkacz) also participated in the doubles match. They competed with Croatian Ivan Dodig (Ivan Dodig) in two rounds of 7-5 and 6-4 respectively. Dodig) and Slovakia Filip Polasek (Filip Polasek) form a pair.
The knockers of Auger-Aliassime and his teammates were the fourth seeds in the Florida game.
Unlike Maple Leaf’s representatives, Hurkacz is still active in singles. He will also become the next opponent of Ontarian Denis Shapovalov, as the two players must meet in the third round on Monday. Also at this stage, Milos Raonic will fight Ugo Humbert of France. The winners of these two games will face each other in the next round.