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Serve and volley clinic – Cressy ousts No 6-seded Auger-Aliassime

Maxime Cressy edged out Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) on Tuesday evening and will face American qualifier Jack Sock in the next round

Maxime Cressy Maxime Cressy of the U.S. in action during his semi final match against Britain’s Jack Draper (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

American Maxime Cressy stunned Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 6 seed, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) to reach the second round of Wimbledon on No.3 Court on Tuesday evening.

Cressy, ranked No 45, will face American qualifier Jack Sock next.

The 25-year-old American was making his main draw debut at Wimbledon, and he used his throwback serve-and-volley style to keep the Canadian at bay.

“I’ve been working so hard and so many hours to get to that point, I had to prove a lot of people wrong, that serve-and-volley was not extinct,” Cressy said. “I had to stay resilient with the serve-and-volley and that’s what I did today – that’s what got me the win.”

Cressy hit 18 aces and won 95 of 134 points at net during the four hour and 10-minute contest. He also won 63 percent of his second-serve points, and 88 of 120 serve-and-volley points.

Auger-Aliassime is the highest seed to fall in the first round at Wimbledon. He was a quarter-finalist in 2021 at SW19.

London (Grand Slam), other first-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40.350.000, most recent results first):

  • Taylor Harry Fritz (11) beat Lorenzo Musetti: 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • Jason Murray Kubler (Q) beat Daniel Evans (28): 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
  • Dennis Novak vs. Facundo Bagnis: tuesday
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (17) beat Attila Balazs: 6-1, 6-0, 6-3
  • Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros beat Dominik Koepfer: 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (1)
  • Alexander Ritschard vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas: tuesday
  • Liam Broady vs. Lukas Klein: tuesday
  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Arthur Rinderknech: tuesday
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Nicola Kuhn (Q): 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-2
  • Diego Schwartzman (12) beat Stefan Kozlov (LL): 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Emil Ruusuvuori beat Yoshihito Nishioka: 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • Alastair Gray (WC) beat Chun-Hsin Tseng: 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (3)
  • Botic van de Zandschulp (21) beat Feliciano López: 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
  • Filip Krajinovic (26) beat Jiri Lehecka: 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-4
  • Jordan Thompson beat Roberto Carballes-Baena: 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
  • Rafael Nadal (2) beat Francisco Cerundolo: 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
  • Lorenzo Sonego (27) beat Denis Kudla: 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
  • Jack Draper beat Zizou Bergs (WC): 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Nuno Borges (LL): 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
  • Marcos Giron beat Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (24): 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
  • Jack Sock beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Q): 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4
  • Hugo Gaston beat Alexei Popyrin: 6-2, 4-6, 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3
  • Cristian Garin beat Elias Ymer (LL): 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
  • Ricardas Berankis beat Sam Querrey: 6-4, 7-5, 6-3
  • Benjamin Bonzi beat Zdenek Kolar (LL): 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
  • Christian Harrison (Q) beat Jay Clarke (WC): 7-6 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (6)
  • Jenson Brooksby (29) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Q): 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
  • Alex De Minaur (19) beat Hugo Dellien: 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
  • Alex Molcan beat Pedro Martinez Portero: 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Mikael Ymer beat Daniel Altmaier: 6-3, 7-5, 7-5
  • Reilly Opelka (15) beat Carlos Taberner: 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4
  • Richard Gasquet beat João Sousa: 7-6 (7), 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3
  • Nick Kyrgios beat Paul Jubb (WC): 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-5
  • David Goffin beat Radu Albot (Q): 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (5)
  • Hugo Grenier (LL) beat Marc-Andrea Huesler (Q): 6-3, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 2-6, 6-4
  • Steve Johnson beat Grigor Dimitrov (18): 4-6, 5-2 ret.
  • Ryan Peniston (WC) beat Henri Laaksonen: 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • Sebastian Baez (31) beat Taro Daniel: 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
  • Oscar Otte (32) beat Peter Gojowczyk: 6-1, 6-2, 6-1
  • Alexander Bublik beat Marton Fucsovics: 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
  • Andy Murray beat James Duckworth: 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Dusan Lajovic beat Pablo Carreno Busta (16): 3-6, 6-4, 0-0 ret.
  • Tallon Griekspoor beat Fabio Fognini: 5-7, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
  • Miomir Kecmanovic (25) beat John Millman: 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jannik Sinner (10) beat Stan Wawrinka (WC): 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Tim van Rijthoven (WC) beat Federico Delbonis: 7-6 (7), 6-1, 6-2
  • Jiri Vesely beat Federico Coria: 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3)
  • Alejandro Tabilo beat Laslo Djere: 7-6 (6), 6-2, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6 (11)
  • Carlos Alcaraz (5) beat Jan-Lennard Struff: 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Kamil Majchrzak: 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-5
  • John Isner (20) beat Enzo Couacaud (Q): 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Soon Woo Kwon: 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Tommy Paul (30) beat Fernando Verdasco: 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
  • Frances Tiafoe (23) beat Andrea Vavassori (Q): 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Hubert Hurkacz (7): 7-6 (4), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (8)
  • Adrian Mannarino beat Max Purcell (Q): 6-3, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 4-6, 6-4
  • Jaume Munar beat Thiago Moura Monteiro: 6-2, 6-4, 7-5
  • Cameron Norrie (9) beat Pablo Andujar: 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-3
  • Maximilian Marterer (Q) beat Aljaz Bedene: 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 7-5
  • Ugo Humbert beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Casper Ruud (3) beat Albert Ramos Vinolas: 7-6 (1), 7-6 (9), 6-2
  • Quentin Halys beat Benoit Paire: 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili (22) beat Lukas Rosol (Q): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
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