Although let the opportunity be missed to serve the match against Lloyd Harris Auger-Aliassime then faced two set points against him, defeating South Africa 6-3 7-6 (4) to reach the quarter-finals in Stuttgart.
“It’s not often that you serve in a game with two game points and lose it. But I remember Federer’s final [at] Wimbledon A couple of years ago I said to myself, “Well, if it happens to him it can happen to me too, and I can try to find a way to win,” said Auger-Aliassime. “We are human beings and it is normal for us to get nervous sometimes to finish the game. It was difficult for me at 5-4 to try to settle down again and find a way to get a good level and win the second set. But I think I did well.
“I am happy with the way the match turned out. I think the most important thing is to win the last point of the match, so I did it, I played a great run, so I can be happy with the way I finished. Now I have a chance to fight for another win tomorrow.”
Two years ago, Auger-Aliassime reached the Stuttgart final, the Queen’s Club semi-final, and the third round in the Wimbledon. The 20-year-old was delighted with his winning start to the 2021 season on grass against a dangerous opponent at Harris, saving nine points from the ten breakout break he faced. Next will be the sixth rank Ugo HumbertWho beat Wild Card? Yannick Hanfmann 7-6 (9), 6-2 earlier in the day.
“It was a good way to start for me. In the end, the most important thing is to find a way to win and try to go to the next round and continue in the championship,” said Auger-Aliassime. “I always feel comfortable on the grass, I think it fits my game well. I hope I can keep winning and go really far this week and in the upcoming tournaments as well.”
top seed Denis Shapovalov He took the lead early against the Spanish veteran Feliciano LopezHowever, he was unable to finish the match before rain suspended the match in the evening. they will Mercedes Cup/status/1403046633936506883 “target=”_blank”> resumed Friday with a tied score 6-2, 6-7 (2). The former world No. 3 winner will play Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.