Tennis News: Jack Draper surprisingly managed to beat sixth seed Felix Auger Aliassime which affects their position in the season-ending tournaments to be held in Milan and Turin.
Britain’s 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Canadian Auger Aliassime cemented his position in the standings ahead of the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan by finishing fifth.
Instead, the result is a blow to 2021 US Open semi-finalist Auger Aliassime’s hopes of making his ATP Finals debut in Turin. He sits sixth in the standings and has the potential to draw a sizable gap to rivals including Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz with a long way to go at the US Open this season. Now he risks not being able to participate in the final tournament of the season.
“Of course Felix is a tough opponent, that’s why he is in such a high position. I played a really good game, a special occasion here,” Draper said.
A US Open debutant, he picked up his second victory against a top-10 player after knocking out Stefanos Tsitsipas in Montreal earlier this month.
The left-handed tennis player has now recorded 9-2 in the last 11 matches he has played. He also moved up to 46th in the world, a rapid improvement from 12 months ago when he was 272nd in the world.
“I’ve worked hard the last few seasons. I had the misfortune of being injured when I was younger, I grew up fast. I’ve always had tennis skills, now it’s just about stay in shape and stay on the court.”
The 20-year-old joins compatriots Cameron Norrie and Andy Murray who have advanced to the third round of the US Open.
For a spot in the fourth round, Draper will face 27th seed Karen Khachanov.
Khachanov, who won Olympic silver in Tokyo, played hard to beat Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
The fate of fifth seed Casper Ruud is luckier than Auger Aliassime. Norwegian tennis player Ruud found the winning formula to beat Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Ruud booked a second-round match against 29th seed and host Tommy Paul, who knocked out compatriot Sebastian Korda 6-0, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
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