Félix Auger-Aliassime passes convincingly in the fourth round

Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime convincingly defeated Briton Daniel Evans (6-4, 6-1, 6-1) in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

In the fourth round, Auger-Aliassime will face Croatian Marin Cilic, surprisingly defeating Russian Andrey Rublev, the fifth seed in the competition. Cilic won in four sets of 7-5, 7-6(3), 3-6 and 6-3

Unlike his first two games of the tournament, “FAA” did not want to drag on against Evans, finishing the game in 1:55. His opponent had absolutely no chance and the statistics of the Quebecer, ranked ninth in the series, testify: 17 aces, 91% of points won behind his first ball, 100% of break points saved (3 out of 3), and 40 winning shots for 21 unforced errors.

“I feel like I belong. I feel like I deserve to be here again in the fourth round,” Auger-Aliassime said after the game.

In 2021, the Canadian also reached the round of 16 in Melbourne before suffering a five-set defeat at the hands of Russian Aslan Karatsev. Auger-Aliassime has reached at least the fourth round of four of his last five Grand Slam tournaments.

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