Tennis News: Canadian tennis player Felix Auger Aliassime continues to struggle to make his way to the 2023 Australian Open in Melbourne.
The sixth seed successfully pulled off a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over 28th seed Francisco Cerundolo in the third round of the Australian Open.
After fighting back from a loss in the first two games of the Australian Open, the Canadian never trailed Argentina’s Cerundolo at the John Cain Arena and advanced to the fourth round for the third consecutive time in Melbourne.
The sixth seed immediately went on the gas as he took a 5-0 lead, a completely different start to his previous matches when he played against Vasek Pospisil and Alex Molcan.
“I got off to a good start from my first two games so it’s even better,” Auger Aliassime said.
“When you play against tough players there will be ups and downs. I played a little tight and not very aggressive in the second set while he was doing it, kudos to him. I’m happy with how I turned things around and I think the last two sets were probably some of the best I’ve played so far in this tournament.
“Really relieved and happy. I have played well in recent seasons here, reaching the round of 16 for the third time. I have very good memories, especially on this ground.
The Canadian tennis player advanced to the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the first time in the 2022 season before losing to Daniil Medvedev. They could end up in the semi-finals if he makes it to the round.
Arriving after 2 hours and 35 minutes, Auger Aliassime, 22, will meet Czech international Jiri Lehecka in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
With tenacity, Lehecka surprisingly managed to beat 11th seed Cameron Norrie 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. After leading by 1-2 (sets), the Czech national tennis player rose to victory, including shooting 51 winners, more than the British national who produced 31 winners.
The victory which was contested for 3 hours and 12 minutes was Lehecka’s revenge against Norrie who beat her in Auckland nine days ago. She came to Melbourne 0-4 at the Grand Slam, but she beat two seeds en route to the fourth round in Melbourne.
Published by Ligaolahraga.com at https://www.ligaolahraga.com/tenis/hasil-australian-open-felix-auger-aliassime-jejakkan-kaki-di-babak-keempat
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