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Indian Wells: Auger-Aliassime saves SIX match points to beat Paul, plays Alcaraz as QF line-up set

The Canadian edged out 17th seed Tommy Paul 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Tuesday night

Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open Image Credit: Icon SMI / Panoramic
BNP Paribas Open •Round of 16 • completed
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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 8 seed, was one point away six times during his fourth round clash against American Tommy Paul, the No 17 seed, in the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters on Tuesday night.

Each time, Auger-Aliassime saved the match point before finally emerging a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) winner to move into the quarter-finals.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked No 10, will face Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the top seed, next.

Earlier in the tournament, the 22-year-old Canadian beat Spaniard Pedro Martinez (7-6 (5), 6-4) and Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, the No 27 seed (7-5, 6-4).

Paul, ranked No 19, won against German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff (6-3, 6-3) and edged out Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 9 seed (4-6, 6-2, 6-4) in the previous rounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Masters.

With this, the quarter-final line-up has been set at Indian Wells.

  • Carlos Alcaraz vs Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Taylor Fritz vs Janik Sinner
  • Daniil Medvedev vs Alejdandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Cameron Norrie vs Frances Tiafoe

Indian Wells Masters, other round of 16 results (Indian Wells Tennis Garden, hard, USD 8,800,000, most recent results first):

  • Jannik Sinner (11) beat Stan Wawrinka: 6-1, 6-4
  • Carlos Alcaraz beat Jack Draper: 6-2, 2-0 ret.
  • Frances Tiafoe (14) beat Alejandro Tabilo (Q): 6-4, 6-4
  • Taylor Fritz (4) beat Marton Fucsovics: 6-4, 6-3
  • Cameron Norrie (10) beat Andrey Rublev (6): 6-2, 6-4
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23) beat Cristian Garin (Q): 6-3, 6-4
  • Daniil Medvedev (5) beat Alexander Zverev (12): 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5
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