The bad patch continues for Félix Auger-Aliassime! Beaten as soon as he entered the competition at Wimbledon, the Canadian also fell for his first match on the lawn of Newport this Thursday. The number 1 seed lost to the 102nd player in the world, Jason Kubler, two sets to one (4-6, 6-3, 7-6 ) at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport.
The two men had started the meeting on Wednesday but the latter was interrupted due to darkness. Back on center court at 6-5 in the third set in favor of the Canadian, Félix Auger-Aliassime and Jason Kubler were separated in the tie-break. The Australian was the strongest and finally won 7 points to 4 on the grass of Newport.
Jason Kubler, 102nd player in the world at ATP, confirms that he is a follower of the surface. At Wimbledon, he reached the round of 16 for the first time in his Grand Slam career after coming out of qualifying. It is also the first time that he has dominated a member of the Top 10.
Present for the first time in the quarter-finals of a tournament on the ATP circuit, Australia will face his compatriot James Duckworth, seeded n°8, on Friday. In the previous round, he had dominated Jordan Thompson without being worried about the score (6-2, 6-3).
The other posters of the second round in Newport (ATP 250, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, grass, USD 665,330, results are displayed from newest to oldest):
- John Isner (N.2) – Peter Gojowczyk: 6-3, 7-6 
- Benjamin Bonzi (N.5) – Christopher Eubanks (Q): 6-4, 7-6 
- Andy Murray (N.6) – Max Purcell (WC): 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
- Steve Johnson – Jiri Vesely (N.7): Johnson qualified (WO)
- Maxime Cressy (N.4) – Mitchell Krueger (Q): 6-3, 6-4
- Alexander Bublik (N.3) – Jack Sock: 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
- James Duckworth – Quentin Halys: 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
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