In the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday, Quebec Felix Agar-Aliasim said the last word against world number 50 Spaniard Alejandro Davidovic Fokina.
The “FAA” won four sets, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (4), after battling hard against its Spanish rival. Lasted 4 hours 23 minutes.
The 21-year-old Quebec athlete, ranked ninth in the world, defeated Finland’s Emil Rusuuri 6-4, 0-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday.
Agar-aliasim now faces Daniel Evans (24th in the world) from the UK. The latter came into the third round with a hamstring injury to Arthur Rinderkneck.
He and the FAA have faced each other once in the past, with the Europeans taking the lead.
Daniel Medvedev fired Nick Kyrgios
Despite being given a set 7-6 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, on Thursday, Nick Kyrgios (115th) logically overcame world No.2 and tournament favorite Daniel Medvedev. Announced clash of the 2nd round of the Australian Open.
Carried by the public, Kyrgios, recovering from a coveted disease, played very little since the outbreak in 2020, but managed to snatch a set, but was solid enough not to be impressed by the Russian ‘Australian’ show.
“I came to win this match and I’m glad I won,” Medvedev said in a chilling tone, questioning former champion Jim Courier on the court.
How quiet is he when the public is in favor of the opponent? Asked the double winner at the US and Australian Open.
“This is what you do when you’ve yell between your first and second services,” the Russian replied.
The courier then tried to explain that he may have had a misunderstanding and that what he thought was Boose might actually scream that Australian fans are used to it.
“It’s not a problem, they’re just doing it between my two service balls,” Medvedev cut.
After losing the first two sets of the increasingly one-sided match, Kyrgyz broke the Russian player with pride. He took a 5-3 lead and captured the third set on his next serve.
But Medvedev raised his voice in the 4th inning.
During the match, he and Kyrgios felt it was difficult to recapture the opponent’s great serve, which he “was able to do better at crucial moments”.
In the next round, the finalist for the 2021 edition will face Dutchman Bodik van de Chandsulf (57th).
“My game is ready, but Nick has very good opponents to beat like tonight,” he replied to the courier.
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