Felix Auger-Aliassime blasts his third-set efficiency versus Stefanos Tsitsipas

World No. 17 Felix Auger-Aliassime would not appear to be too involved about his decrease again challenge as he expects to be superb for the US Open. Auger-Aliassime, who was hampered by a decrease again challenge throughout his Cincinnati Masters quarterfinal conflict, misplaced to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday evening.

Tsitsipas, seeded at No. 2, handed a 6-2 5-7 6-1 loss to Auger-Aliassime to progress into the Cincinnati semifinal. Whereas down 3-2 within the second set, Auger-Aliassime known as a physio for his decrease again challenge. “All the pieces is okay.

Perhaps it was an overload on my decrease again. I did not see these bodily issues coming,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned, per We Love Tennis.

Auger-Aliassime not pleased with the best way match ended

Auger-Aliassime saved two match factors within the tenth sport of the second set, earlier than incomes his first break of the match within the following sport.

The Canadian then realized his first set level within the following sport to drive a decider. After profitable a decent second set, Auger-Aliassime shut down as Tsitsipas claimed two breaks and misplaced no service video games to ebook a three-set win.

“It is irritating as a result of I performed very poorly initially of the third set and it gave Tsitsipas wings to open up the area and take the sport,” Auger-Aliassime famous. Earlier than the match, Tsitsipas spoke positively of Auger-Aliassime and insisted it might not be straightforward in opposition to the Canadian.

“It isn’t that I discover it straightforward enjoying in opposition to him. It is simply, you recognize, few small moments that will decide the end result of that match and particulars wherein I used to be capable of perhaps, you recognize, form of execute a greater sport plan than my opponent.

“So, you recognize, completely different day, completely different atmosphere, completely different ambition.” Tsitsipas noticed Auger-Aliassime’s function the most important menace. “Effectively, his serve, for certain. Serving massive. He has one of many, I feel on the tour, among the finest first few pictures after the serve. Gotta keep on with that and be 100% there when getting returns into play,” Tsitsipas famous.

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