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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime loses to Tsitsipas in second round


SHANGHAI — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime has fallen short in his bid to upset Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas for the third time this year.

The 19-year-old from Montreal lost 7-6(3), 7-6(3) in two hours and three minutes to the world's seventh-ranked player in the second round of the US$8.3-million Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked 19th in the world, beat Tsitsipas earlier this year at Indian Wells, Calif., (hard court, like Shanghai) and London/Queen's Club (grass court). The Canadian was 3-0 against Tsitsipas, 21, in the junior ranks.

Tsitsipas will face world No. 34 Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the third round.

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., will face the top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia in a second-round match later Wednesday.

Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil will meet world No. 4 Daniil Medvedev of Russia in a third-round match on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2019.



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