Zverev’s exam for Musetti, Sinner finds Auger-Aliassime

Bad day for the two Azzurri involved in the second round of the “Mutua Madrid Open”, Fourth Masters 1000 of the season, with a prize pool of €6,744,165, which takes place On clay from the “Caja Magica” of the Spanish capital (with WTA 1000).

kafir, 12 from arrangement and 10 from seeding, resulted in 61 62, In an hour and 19 minutes into the match, To Canadian Felix Auger Eliassim, 10 from arrangement and 8 from seeding. Recognizing its North American merits, the Jannik version seen today was too bad to believe.

An unprecedented challenge between South Tyrol and the 21-year-old from Montreal. Felix started shooting with full force and Yannick had some problems, as evidenced by the break point that was disallowed in the second half. But in the fourth inning, it was Blue who gave the Canadian the second set with a double fault. Auger Aliassime kept pushing and with a five-game winning streak he quickly took the first set (6-1).

Sinner continued to make a lot of mistakes, especially with the forehand, and the Canadian, who was particularly effective in responding, grabbed the serve even at the start of the second set, on the second chance, despite the blue having five balls to win the title. Game. Having nearly gone 3-0 down, Yannick finally managed to take the bat back by breaking his opponent’s streak in seven straight games (2-1). But it was just a moment: Felix didn’t turn a corner and took advantage of his opponent’s absolute negative day in three more games (5-2) and then closed in 6-2, with another strong first.

Yannick doesn’t have a great moment but he tried it anyway with persistence and personality: in the first round he eliminated three game points against American Tommy Poole, 35 ATP (for the fourth time this season, and seventh in a game-winning run after being one point from a defeat), then There are only five matches left for Australian Alex Del Minor, 22 ATP, reached the semi-finals in Barcelona last week, The 100th win of the round Above all by dispelling any concern about the suspected problem of the left thigh adductor in the opening match. But that wasn’t enough for the very lavish Auger-Aliassime edition.

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