World news – Felix Auger-Aliassime beats Denis Shapovalov in the battle of the Canadian friends at the Australian Open – TSN.ca.

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MELBOURNE, Australia – Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Denis Shapovalov in an all-Canadian duel in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, while Milos Raonic may have taken a break after securing his ticket to the round of 16.

The Auger alias with the 20th seed defeated Shapovalov with starting number 11 at the first Grand Slam meeting between two Canadian men in the third round or later 7: 5, 7: 5, 6: 3. </ In the meantime, the 14th Raonic Marton Fucsovics from Hungary defeated 7: 6 (2), 5: 7, 6: 2, 6: 2 and then watched his next opponent, the top seed Novak Djokovic, suffer an injury and his status brought doubts for the fourth round.

Djokovic said he tore a muscle in five sets when he fell while defeating American Taylor Fritz and may be eliminated from the tournament.

“I know it is definitely a tear of mu skels is. So I don’t know if I can recover from it in less than two days. I dont know. I dont know. I don’t know whether I’ll step on the pitch or not, « said Djokovic, who is 11-0 against Raonic.

The Shapovalov-Auger-Aliassime match was only the fifth Grand Slam meeting between the two Canadian men in the Open Era.

« I was flawless and played a great game, » said Auger-Aliassime, a Montreal native. « Of course it’s a shame that we have to play against each other.

 » Hopefully we will meet later in the tournament in the future, but I can just be happy about my performance today. « 

Auger-Aliassime is now 2nd : 2 at the highest level against Shapovalov from Richmond Hill, Ont.

The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime reached the round of 16 with a Grand Slam. He also reached the fourth round at last year’s US Open.

Auger -Aliassime, longtime friend, first met Shapovalov more than a decade ago at a Toronto national tennis camp when they were both under 10. Auger-Aliassime is a year younger than Shapovalov.

Shapovalov stayed for part his unlikely run to the semi-finals at the Rogers Cup 2017 at Auger-Aliassime.

« It’s never easy to play against Denis, » said Auger-Aliassime after the game on the pitch.

Auger-Aliassime won 77 Percent of points when he got his first serve, 16 Percent better than Shapovalov.

« He brought a lot of returns on the course, so overall he just played really solid, » said Shapovalov. « It was really impressive to see, but I expected it. He was in great shape, great shape, you know, he played great games. It wasn’t a surprise to me. »

« From my point of view he is No Russian qualifiers at the moment. He’s more likely to play in the round of 16. It’s a difficult task, « said Auger-Aliassime.

« No games are easy. We saw what he could do against Diego today, who is a great player and a tough opponent to beat. »

Raonic from Thornhill, Ontario is in the eighth finals in Australia after he won 84 percent of the points on his first serve against Fucsovics.

« The conditions are here, especially when it’s warmer, » he said of his success in Melbourne. « The balls are a little livelier and faster on the courts.

 » I think a big part of it for me is when this tournament falls at the beginning of the year. Obviously I’ve had injury issues later in the season but we can head to the Australian Open for many weeks as part of the off-season with no immediate pressure to rush to the next tournament … I think I can be healthier, Come here fitter and fresher. I think that fits well with the conditions.

In the women’s doubles, the sixth team of Gabriela Dabrowski from Ottawa and Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the USA lost in the second round against the Americans Coco Gauff and Caty McNally with 6: 2, 6-2.

Leylah Annie Fernandez from Laval, Que., And Heather Watson from Great Britain defeated Australians Olivia Gadecki and Belinda Woolcock 7-5, 6-2 in another game of the second round during the Toronto’s Sharon Fichman and Mexican Giuliana Olmos Kristyna Pliskova and Lucie Hradecka led the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3.

Fernandez and Fichman’s teams now face each other in the third round of the women’s doubles tournament.

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