< /p> UPDATE DAY
Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime was never able to find his bearings against Briton Jack Draper, and suffered elimination in the second round at the United States Open on Wednesday in New York.
“FAA” lost in just under 2h 30min of play. He lost the flag in three identical sets of 6-4.
< p> With his back to the wall, Auger-Aliassime gave a glimpse of great things by sweeping his rival as he trailed 5-3. Draper, however, paid him back at the most important moment of the duel and took advantage of his first match point.
Draper, who is ranked 53rd in the world, was more incisive in return for service and more patient than its rival. He registered 29 winners against only 17 unforced errors; a much better record than that of Auger-Aliassime.
The sixth seed in the event had two winners less than Draper, but above all faulted 24 times more. He was also obsessed when the Briton was in possession of the balls. The latter won 84% of rallies when he placed his first serve.
This is a major disappointment for the Quebecer, who will drop considerably in the ATP rankings. Last year, he bowed out in the semi-finals of the event at Flushing Meadows against Daniil Medvedev.