Washington, Aug. 3 (EFE). Canadian second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime was forced to work three sets before beating Italian Andreas Seppi 2-6 6-2 6-2 in his first appearance on Tuesday at the Washington ATP 500 and a pass to the round the third
The duel between the players was the second as a professional with an advantage for the veteran Italian tennis player, who won the last Roland Garros.
But this time he couldn’t beat the best backcourt match of the 20-year-old Canadian, 15th in the world rankings, who also had a dominant serve to set up nine aces to just two from Sippy, 37, to as the match progressed, impacted Physical condition and age difference.
The two-hour match left Auger-Aliassime with 84 points to win, divided into 44 points he gave for serving and 40 points in the game exchange.
Oger-Aliassime will compete in the third round with 20-year-old American Jenson Broxby, who gave the big surprise by eliminating compatriot Francis Tiafoe, the 16th seed, who won 7-6 (4), 7-5, achieving his first duel between tennis players.
Brooksby, with a safe serve, relentless play from down the court, withstood the most aggressive tennis of Tiavoni, 23, and always won the decisive goals.
The duel between the two 20-year-olds will be their first on the ATP circuit.
The other player to surprise on the second day was Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, who beat Serbian 15th seed Miomir Kekmanovic 6-3, 6-2.
Meanwhile, the favorites of England’s Cameron Norrie, the seventh seed, and the young American, Sebastian Korda, the twelfth seed, had also reached the third round.
Nouri had no problems beating American Marcos Giron 6-4 6-3 and the same for 21-year-old Korda, the world number 45, who defeated Canadian Vasek Pospisil 7-5 6-4, who on opening day, was Ecuadorean executioner Emilio Gomez (4-6, 6-3, 6-3).
The second day also witnessed the elimination of the veteran Spanish player Feliciano Lopez 39, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round match.
The one who if he exceeded the promise of another young American tennis player, 19-year-old Brandon Nakashima, who easily won 6-3 6-3 over Australian Alexei Popirin.
While the third day, tomorrow, Wednesday will witness a great attraction, the debut of Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the number one, who played for the first time as a professional in the Washington Championship and will be his contender in the second round. American Jack Sock.
Nadal, who has not competed at Wimbledon and has not attended the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, is hoping to start his hard-court tour in the United States successfully, which he has already garnered at the level of all the attention he has. She was born in the nation’s capital where he arrived by special invitation.
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