Auger-Aliassime loses four-set match to Lehecka, eradicated from Australian Open


MELBOURNE, Australia — Jiri Lehecka of Czechia labored greater than three hours to remove the sixth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal from the Australian Open males’s singles occasion, successful a bodily punishing four-set affair 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(2), 7-6(3).

Auger-Aliassime, who reached the fourth spherical at Melbourne Courtroom, was inconsistent on Sunday in Melbourne in opposition to Lehecka who rose to No. 59 on this planet rankings final summer time.

The Canadian regarded sturdy in successful the primary set, and at instances appeared to have all of the momentum on his facet within the third and fourth units, however couldn’t win the important thing factors when it mattered.

Auger-Aliassime completed the match with 20 aces and 39 unforced errors. Lehecka, who superior to the quarterfinals, had 9 aces and 30 unforced errors.

“All the blokes I’ve performed right here have been unbelievable gamers and Felix was robust,” stated Lehecka after the match. “I’ve needed to play my greatest to greatest everybody right here. I’m fairly pleased with how I performed Felix.”

In the meantime, in girls’s doubles, Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Mexican companion Giuliane Olmos defeated the Switzerland combo of Belinda Bencic and Jill Teichmann 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third spherical in opposition to the American combo of Carolina Dolehide and Anna Kalinskaya.

The People superior by bouncing Russians Anastasia Potapova and Yana Sizikova 6-0, 6-1.

Dabrowski and Olmos had 47 winners of their two-hour and six-minute match, and just one ace in comparison with 5 for Bencic and Teichmann.

Dabrowski additionally teamed up with blended doubles companion Max Purcell of Australia to defeat Jan Zielinski and Yang Zhaoxuan 6-2, 7-5. They may now face the Australian combo of John-Patrick Smith and Lizette Cabrera within the second spherical.

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