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Roland Garros: Leila Fernandez qualifies in the quarter-finals, Felix Auger-Aliassime faces Rafael Nadal

Roland Garros: Leila Fernandez qualifies in the quarter-finals, Felix Auger-Aliassime faces Rafael Nadal

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Paris – Quebec Felix Auger-Aliassime is trying to imitate compatriot Leila Fernandez and reach the quarter-finals of Roland Garros. To do this, World No. 9 must defeat the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal.

Auger-Aliassime won the first set 6-3. Nadal, however, took the next 6-3. The third is in progress.

After being defeated from the start during his first two Paris Grand Slam appearances, in 2020 (by Nishioka) and 2021 (by Seppi), Auger-Aliassime, who won his first ATP title this year in Rotterdam, arrived for the first time. to the round. of 16 in Roland-Garros. This is the flagship where he is currently the least prolific, having already reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the Australian Open and the semi-finals at the US Open over the past year.

For a little more than a year, he took advantage of the advice of Toni Nadal, the uncle of the former coach of Nadal, the fifth player in the world.

This is the first time the two players have faced each other since Toni Nadal joined the young Canadian team.

Fernandez in the quarter-finals

Quebec’s Leila Fernandez qualified for the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros tournament by defeating Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday.

Lavallois, who reached the final in New York last year, had 35 winning shots and had just 17 unforced errors.

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She had six breaks, bringing her total to 23 in four matches, on clay in Paris.

The Canadian won the junior title at Roland Garros in 2019. She is the fourth Canadian player to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament, most recently Eugenie Bouchard in 2014.

Fernandes enjoyed a great start to the match, taking a 5-1 lead in the first set.

“It was a very complicated match,” Fernandez was quoted as saying by the tournament’s website. Thank you very much to the audience for coming to support me.

“Even before I won among the juniors, I wanted to play at Stade Philippe Chatrier, in front of you. I am very happy to be here and play another match.”

Fernandez was beaten by Emma Radocano in the US Open final last year.

Ranked No. 17 in Paris, her next challenger will be Martina Trevisan of Italy. They never crossed swords.

Trevisan reached the quarter-finals for the second time in three matches at the event.

The 59th seed has won the last four matches of her match against Alexandra Sasnovic, winning 7-6 (10) and 7-5.

Trevisan just won his first WTA title in Rabat, Morocco.

She has now racked up nine straight wins, including eight in two sets.

Sasnovich, 47, pushed Raducano and Angelique Kerber out of his way in the previous two laps.

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