Felix Auger-Aliassime reaches third round of the 2024 Australian Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime (Hameltion, Wikimedia Commons)

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, Quebec is in the third round of the 2024 Australian Open in Melbourne. On Thursday, Auger-Aliassime defeated Hugo Grenier of France, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. It was a dominant performance by Auger-Aliassime in three of the four sets. Grenier had control of the second set, but Auger-Aliassime was the better player throughout the match.  That said, the fourth set was a challenge for Auger-Aliassime, as Grenier broke the Canadian in the fourth game to tie the set at two games a piece at the time. The fact that the match lasted two hours and 56 minutes was a testament to the challenge Grenier gave Auger-Aliassime.

The match was initially scheduled to take place at 1573 Arena, but was moved to court three because of a long weather delay. It had rained earlier in the day in Melbourne.

Auger-Aliassime was the stronger player statistically. He had 40 winners, compared to Grenier, who had 13 winners. Auger-Aliassime also broke Grenier eight times in 20 break point opportunities.

Next up for Auger-Aliassime in round three is Daniil Medvedev of Russia. Auger-Aliassime made the semifinals of the 2021 United States Open, and Medvedev won the 2021 United States Open. Head-to-head, Auger-Aliassime has not had any success against Medvedev in the past. He has lost all six meetings.

 

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