Auger-Aliassime suffers 1st profession loss to de Minaur, exits Italian Open in third spherical

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime was knocked out of the Italian Open after falling 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to Australia’s Alex de Minaur on Monday.

The Laval, Que., native fired 5 aces however made 13 double faults through the Spherical of 32 match that lasted over three hours.

De Minaur, with one ace and one double fault, capitalized on 4 of 12 breakpoint possibilities.

It was the 25-year-old de Minaur’s first profession win over Auger-Aliassime, who was 2-0 towards the Australian coming into the match, which included a victory within the last tie as Canada beat Australia to say the 2022 Davis Cup.

De Minaur advances to face sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece within the Spherical of 16.

Tsitsipas beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-2, 7-6 on Monday.

WATCH | Auger-Aliassime drops 3-plus hour match to de Minaur in Rome:

Montreal’s Auger-Aliassime falls to Alex de Minaur within the third spherical in Rome

Australia’s Alex de Minaur eradicated Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4 in a three-hour match within the third spherical of the Italian Open in Rome.

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