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Auger-Aliassime stars for Kites in win over Hawks at World Tennis League

The Canadian put the Kites top of the standings

Felix Auger-Aliassime November 27, 2022, MALAGA, MALAGA, SPAIN: Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in action against Alex de Minaur of Australia during the second tennis match from Davis Cup Finals 2022, Finals round, played between Canada and Australia at Palacio de Deportes Martin Carpena pavilion on november 27, 2022, in Malaga, Spain. (Zuma/Panoramic)

Felix Auger-Aliassime was the star of the day as he went out twice over and picked up two victories to seal the Kites’ clean sweep and a triumph over the Hawks.

Kites are now top of the table with 77 points, with every team now having played two ties.

The Canadian paired up with Sania Mirza to beat Alexander Zverev and Elena Rybakina 7-5, 3-6, 10-5.

A returning Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova put up a good fight for the Hawks against world No 1 Iga Swiatek, who triumphed in the women’s singles 6-4, 6-3.

And then after Holger Rune withdrew from the men’s singles due to a back issue, Auger-Aliassime pulled double duty to take on Dominic Thiem.

A tiebreak was necessary to decide the first set in Auger-Aliassime’s favour, and he then only needed two more games to confirm his team’s overall win – finally getting the edge over Thiem 7-6, 7-6.

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