Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Felix Auger-Aliassime Posts Convincing Win in Opener at Indian Wells

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Felix Auger-Aliassime Posts Convincing Win in Opener at Indian Wells

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Auger-Aliassime rolls into second round

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

The 18-year-old from Montreal crushed Cameron Norrie of Britain 6-3, 6-2 in the first match on centre court on Thursday at the ATP Tour Masters 1000 event.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked 58th in the world, had 20 winners -- 12 more than the 48th-ranked Norrie.

The Canadian got 80 per cent of his first serves in and had the same percentage for first-serve points, well above Norrie's 59 per-cent success rate on the latter stat.

Auger-Aliassime converted on all three of his break-point opportunities and won all his service games.

The result continues an impressive stretch for Auger-Aliassime, who moved well inside the top 100 for the first time in his career after making the final and quarterfinals, respectively, in his past two events on clay in Brazil. …

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