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The Québécois Félix Auger-Aliassime has reached the second round of the us Open to Indian Wells by defeating Britain’s Cameron Norrie, Thursday.
Auger-Aliassime, 58th racket in the world, has defeated Norrie — ranked ten-row — 6-3, 6-2 in a little over 62 minutes.
The tennis champion and 18-year-old was dominant at the service, passing six aces against one for Norrie, in addition to place 80 % of his first balls-of-service in game and win the exchanges on these in the same proportion.
Auger-Aliassime, holder of a pass of the organizers, had also saved the two balls of breakage it has offered to his opponent and converted the three granted by Norrie.
In the second round of the tournament of series Masters 1000, he will face the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The ninth-seeded received a pass in the first round.
In the evening, Eugenie Bouchard will make his entry in the tournament will face Kirsten Flipkens. This is the first duel between the two players. The Belgian is the 56th largest in the world, while the Quebecer advanced to the 73rd level.
In doubles, the Ontario Gabriela Dabrowski and Chinese Yifan Xu, fifth-seeded, won 7-6 (3) 7-5 in the face Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania.