In his Los Cabos debut, Felix Auger-Aliassime claimed that Alex Hernandez, who was ranked 521st overall, was definitely not an easy opponent to play against. The second-seeded Auger-Aliassime beat Mexican wildcard Hernandez 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to begin his Los Cabos campaign.
According to the ATP website, Auger-Aliassime commented after winning, “It was a nice match, intense.” “Playing a Mexican local is not simple. He was doing a great job playing. To make it a challenging match and attempt to win, he was giving everything he had.
He deserves praise for his strong performance. It was a little tense, so I’ll definitely remember this one.”
Hernandez was defeated by Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.
In the second game, Auger-Aliassime made the opening break and held on to his serve the remainder of the set to win the first set.
. Auger-Aliassime, who had won the first set, was broken twice to begin the second set, which Hernandez had won 5-2 after the opening seven games. When it appeared that the match might go to three sets, Auger-Aliassime won five straight games and two breaks to complete a straight-set victory.
At the quarterfinal match in Los Cabos, Auger-Aliassime now faces Steve Johnson. Denis Shapovalov, a fellow countryman of Auger-Aliassime, continued his unlucky run by losing his Washington debut. American J.J.
Wolf defeated Shapovalov 6-2 6-7 (5) 6-3 to force the Canadian out of Washington. “I was in a wonderful mood. I had a fairly good game “Wolf stated following the game. “Even though there are some things I could have done better, I have to admit that I’m very pleased with how my foot felt and how I performed after spending a few weeks in a boot, not playing much, and then sort of picking up last week. I also had no idea how my foot would feel going into the tournament. In light of the preparation leading up to it, I thought the match was pretty strong.”