At approximately 3 a.m., RDS and RDS.ca will broadcast the third-round match between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Daniil Medvedev, live from Melbourne.
The first week is coming to a close at the Australian Open, and for Canada, Felix Auger-Aliassime is the only one still in contention on the singles side.
Quebec is trying to turn the page and put behind it the year 2023, which it described as “disappointing.”
So far, in this first major tournament on the calendar, mission accomplished for Auger-Aliassime, who has two wins.
This is of course only a small sample.
After recovering from a knee injury that was still bothering him at the beginning of the month, the 23-year-old tennis player was able to overcome Austrian Dominic Thiem – not without difficulty, after five rounds, 4 hours and 59 minutes of play -, as well as Frenchman Hugo. Grenier in four groups.
Despite the fact that he conceded the second set to Grenier, the 'FAA' can encourage himself by saying that in the other three sets, he only lost four games in total.
Medvedev in the third round
However, Auger-Aliassime will have a very different type of opponent in front of him on Saturday: none other than Russia's Daniil Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion, who has an immaculate 6-0 record against him.
One of these defeats occurred in Melbourne, in the quarter-finals of the 2022 edition, when Medvedev came back from two games down to win.
Auger-Aliassime is 27th at the Australian Grand Slam, while Medvedev is third. He played the same number of rounds as his opponent, in particular having to overcome a two-sets-to-zero deficit against Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori, in the second round.
While the other four Canadian representatives in singles were eliminated, there was still Gabriella Dabrowski, in both doubles and mixed doubles.
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