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Roland-Garros: Auger-Aliassime moves into last 16

Felix Auger-Aliassime won against Filip Krajinovic 7-6 [3], 7-6 [2], 7-5 on Friday. He’ll face the winner of the next match between Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 26 seed, and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the No 5 seed, in the next round

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates during his first round match against Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas at the French Open Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates during his first round match against Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas at the French Open Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 9 seed, moved into the last 16 of Roland-Garros by defeating Serb Filip Krajinovic 7-6 [3], 7-6 [2], 7-5 on Friday afternoon.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked No 9, will face the winner of the next match between Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 26 seed, and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the No 5 seed, next.

To reach this point, the 21-year-old Canadian overhauled Peruvian qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio (2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3) and won against Argentinian qualifier Camilo Ugo Carabelli (6-0, 6-3, 6-4).

Krajinovic, ranked No 55, won against American Reilly Opelka, the No 17 seed (7-6 [5], 6-2, 6-3) and Croat qualifier Borna Gojo (7-6 [5], 6-2, 5-7, 6-1) in the previous rounds of the French Open.

Paris (Grand Slam): Other third-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune beat Hugo Gaston
  • Mikael Ymer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Casper Ruud beat Lorenzo Sonego
  • Gilles Simon beat Marin Čilić
  • David Goffin beat Hubert Hurkacz
  • Miomir Kecmanovic beat Daniil Medvedev
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Jannik Sinner
  • Andrey Rublev beat Cristian Garin
  • Sebastian Korda beat Carlos Alcaraz
  • Cameron Norrie beat Karen Khachanov
  • Alexander Zverev beat Brandon Nakashima
  • John Isner beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles: friday
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Rafael Nadal: friday
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Aljaz Bedene: 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
  • Diego Schwartzman (15) beat Grigor Dimitrov (18): 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
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