On Monday, Felix Auger-Aliassime won a five-set match for the first time in his career. Montreal tennis player and compatriot Denis Shapovalov have reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon 2021 and have already left their mark in tennis history.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime

PAP / EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / Pictured: Felix Auger-Aliassime

In first court, there was no shortage of excitement on Monday by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alexander Zverev in their first quarter-final match on Wimbledon grass. The gentlemen met for the fourth time on the tour. Germany had won the previous three matches and appeared to be the favorite.

Meanwhile, Auger-Aliassime fought incredibly well, winning the first set by breaking the difference, and in the second game he was even better after breaking the tie. replied the representative of our western neighbors. Although in the middle of the third edition he fell painfully on the court and felt pain in his knee, he managed to win two sets. So the fifth match was decisive, and it soured. The Canadian had a double break opportunity, but the German led to a tie. In the ninth game the young player scored a key break and finished the match with a score of 6:4, 7:6 (6), 3:6, 3:6, 6:4.

– It’s a dream come true. I’m just a normal Canadian guy. This is the greatest victory of my life. The atmosphere under the closed roof was great and I live that win with you – said the 20-year-old in a post-match interview on the field. “It was very hard knowing that I had never beaten Alex before and had not won a set.” He added that when he started to return to the match, I had to do my best and it was much more difficult without the fans.

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Thanks to the win, Auger-Aliasime reached the first quarter-finals at the Grand Slam. A few hours ago, compatriot Denis Shapovalov reached this stage (more here). Thus, for the first time in history, two representatives from Canada will participate in the men’s Grand Slam quarter-finals.

Auger-Aliassime’s opponent in Wednesday’s semi-final match will be Matteo Berrettini, who will ideally be centered on the grass. The Italian continues his winning streak that he started at the Queen’s Club in London. On Monday, he beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 6:4, 6:3 and 6:1 and won the ninth match in a row. Interestingly, the Italian defeated the Canadian in the ATP 250 2019 final on grass in Stuttgart. Their Wednesday meeting is expected to be interesting.

I feel like I didn’t use up a lot of energy because I won most matches in three sets. It’s very good for me if I’m going to go far in this tournament. “I feel like I’m playing my best tennis career,” Brittney said.

Championships, Wimbledon (UK)
Grand Slam, grass pitches, total prize money of 35 million pounds
Monday 5th July

Fourth round of singles:

Matteo Berrettini (Italy, 7) beat Ilya Ivashka (Belarus) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada, 16) by Alexander Zverev (Germany, 4) 6:4, 7:6 (6), 3:6, 3:6, 6:4

Men’s Championship Program and Results

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