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SportsCanada’s Auger-Aliassime beats Moutet to reach Wimbledon third round

22:25  03 july  2019
22:25  03 july  2019 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Felix Auger-Aliassime knocks off Dimitrov in Queen's Club opener

Felix Auger-Aliassime knocks off Dimitrov in Queen's Club opener LONDON — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his strong start to the grass-court season with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the first round of the Queen's Club tournament on Thursday. The No. 8 seed from Montreal had 15 aces (Dimitrov had six) and won 85 per cent of his points on first serve. Auger-Aliassime, 18, is coming off a run to the final at the Stuttgart Open, the first grass-court tournament of the season. The win over world No. 45 Dimitrov looks good on the Canadian's resume. Dimitrov reached a career-high of No. 3 in November 2017.

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime beats Moutet to reach Wimbledon third round© Ben Curtis/AP Felix-Auger-Aliassime

WIMBLEDON, England — Canadians Milos Raonic and Felix Auger-Aliassime both are off to the third round at Wimbledon.

Raonic, the No. 15 seed from Thornhill, Ont., beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (1), 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday, marking the Canadian’s second straight-sets win in a row.

Auger-Aliassime, the No. 19 seed from Montreal, beat French qualifier Corentin Moutet 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the ensuing match on Court 3.

Raonic, a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2016, will next face American Reilly Opelka. The world No. 63 upset No. 22 seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 in the second round.

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas LONDON — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime has recorded one of the biggest wins of his career. The No. 8 seed from Montreal upset top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament on Friday. Tsitsipas, ranked sixth in the world, marks the highest-ranked player the 21st-ranked Auger-Aliassime has beaten in his career. Auger-Aliassime, 18, also beat Tsitsipas in Indian Wells, Calif., earlier this year when the latter player was ranked 10th. Auger-Aliassime will face the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 6 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

Auger-Aliassime, 18, will face world No. 66 Ugo Humbert of France in the third round.

Raonic, who has battled injuries throughout his career, took a medical timeout to deal with a left calf issue while trailing 5-4 in the third set. While he appeared to be in some pain afterward, he did manage to finish the victory.

"We will see how I wake up tomorrow, but I don’t think it should be (a problem)," Raonic said.

Raonic fought back from a break down to win the first set in a tiebreak and then controlled the rest of the match with his powerful serve.

The Canadian had 32 aces, while Haase had nine. Raonic also had 64 winners, 37 more than Haase.

"There are certain things I wish I did better throughout certain parts of the match where I felt I could have been a bit more efficient when the opportunities to be aggressive presented themselves," Raonic said.

Lopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime

Lopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime LONDON — Former winner Feliciano Lopez hit 16 aces to beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Queen's Club quarterfinals on Friday. Lopez, who was the tournament's oldest champion when he won at 35 in 2017, next faces up-and-coming star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals. The 18-year-old Canadian defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-2. The age differential between the players will be the greatest in an ATP Tour semifinal or final since the 43-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 23-year-old American Pat Dupre to reach the Hong Kong Grand Prix final in 1977. Also, the fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 for a semifinal against Gilles Simon.

"But, you know, a match, especially three-out-of-five goes up and down a lot, and thankfully I was able to get the best of all three of those in important moments."

It marks the third straight year Raonic has reached at least the third round at Wimbledon.

Moutet had his chances against Auger-Aliassime, but converted on only two of 14 break-point opportunities.

Auger-Aliassime broke the world No. 84 five times to lock down his second career Grand Slam win in three hours two minutes.

In women’s doubles first-round action, No. 4 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Yifan Xu of China downed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and Fanny Stollar of Hungary 6-1, 6-3.

Dabrowski also found out Wednesday she’ll be seeded third with partner Mate Pavic of Croatia in the mixed doubles draw. Dabrowski and Pavic, who get a first-round bye, are coming off a loss in the French Open final.

In men’s doubles first-round play, Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil and Australia’s Matthew Ebden beat Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

— with files from The Associated Press

Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon.
Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon

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