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Indian Wells Masters: Auger-Aliassime knocks out Cerundolo, makes last 16
Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Francisco Cerundolo 7-5, 6-4 on Monday. He’ll play American Tommy Paul, the No 17 seed, in the next round
Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 8 seed, reached the last 16 of the Indian Wells Masters by winning against Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, the No 27 seed, 7-5, 6-4 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Monday.
Auger-Aliassime, ranked No 10, will face American Tommy Paul, the No 17 seed, next.
After beating him at the Australian Open (albeit in four sets), the Canadian extended his head-to-head record over the Argentinian to 2-0.
Auger-Aliassime has reached the quarter-finals of all the ATP Masters 1000 events since Monte Carlo last year.
The 22-year-old Canadian defeated Spaniard Pedro Martinez (7-6 (5), 6-4) in the previous round of the Indian Wells Tennis Masters.
In the previous round of the Indian Wells Tennis Masters, Cerundolo, ranked No 32, edged out American wildcard Jack Sock (4-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Indian Wells Masters, other third-round results (Indian Wells Tennis Garden, hard, USD 8.800.000, most recent results first):
- Carlos Alcaraz vs. Tallon Griekspoor
- Jack Draper vs. Andy Murray
- Taylor Fritz vs. Sebastian Baez
- Jannik Sinner vs. Adrian Mannarino
- Alex Molcan vs. Marton Fucsovics
- Stan Wawrinka vs. Holger Rune
- Tommy Paul beat Hubert Hurkacz (9): 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
- Alejandro Tabilo (Q) beat Jordan Thompson: 6-3, 7-6 (6)
- Daniil Medvedev (5) beat Ilya Ivashka: 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
- Andrey Rublev (6) beat Ugo Humbert: 7-5, 6-3
- Frances Tiafoe (14) beat Jason Kubler: 6-3, 6-2
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) beat Karen Khachanov (13): 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
- Alexander Zverev (12) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
- Cameron Norrie (10) beat Taro Daniel (Q): 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2
- Cristian Garin (Q) beat Casper Ruud (3): 6-4, 7-6 (2)