Tennis·Recap

Auger-Aliassime through to Miami Open 4th round, Raonic eliminated

Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday, downing Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (5), 6-4, while Milos Raonic dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Britain's Kyle Edmund.

Fellow Canadian Shapovalov also remains in men's singles draw

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada celebrates match point against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary during the Miami Open on Sunday March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday, downing Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (5), 6-4.

The 18-year-old qualifier from Montreal earned his only break of the match in the final game.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked No. 57 in the world, saved 3-of-3 break points of his own and won 79 per cent of his first-service points. He also fired seven aces and had two double-faults.

Hurkacz, ranked No. 54, has six aces in the match, which lasted one hour 44 minutes.

Earlier Sunday, Canada's Milos Raonic dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Britain's Kyle Edmund.

Raonic, seeded 12th at the ATP Tour event, was broken at love late in the second set and the 19th-seeded Edmund served out for the win.

WATCH | Auger-Aliassime advances, Raonic eliminated in Miami:

Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(5), 6-4 to join fellow Canadian teenagers Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov in the 4th round of the Miami Open. Milos Raonic struggled with injuries as he fell to Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4. 1:59
 

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., needed treatment for a back issue early in the second set and his movement appeared laboured at times.

"It was something I had to deal with every day," Raonic said. "I was hoping it wouldn't come up today. I knew that there was the possibility because every day we had to put quite a bit of time into it to kind of settle it down.

"But I didn't think it would let me down as quickly as it did today."

Also Sunday, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and India's Rohan Bopanna won their second-round doubles match 6-1, 6-2 over seventh-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain and Nikola Mektic of Croatia.

In second-round women's doubles play, fifth-seeded Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and China's Yifan Xu were to play Poland's Alicja Rosolska and China's Zhaoxuan Yang.

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., had the day off after reaching the fourth round in singles play a day earlier.

Auger-Aliassime will play 17th-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the next round. Shapovalov will likely play his third-round matchup Monday against Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev.

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