Auger-Aliassime ends losing streak with win over Fucsovics in Cincinnati

After an abysmal run over the last few weeks that saw him lose in the opening rounds, Felix Auger-Aliassime finally got back in the winner's circle with a victory over Marton Fucsovics at the Western & Southern Open on Monday.

The 12th-seed required two hours and 20 minutes to secure the 7-6(0) 6-3 win over Fucsovics, in a match that was halted by several rain delays. After falling down by a break in the first set, the Canadian leveled the score to force a tiebreak. It was here that Auger-Aliassime dictated play, displaying the form that saw him reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal earlier this year at Wimbledon.

A rain interruption forced another delay, with play resuming after over an hour. With both men plagued by double faults (Auger-Aliassime had five while Fucsovics had six), it was eventually the World No.17 who held and obtained the crucial break in the second set.

This victory saw Auger-Aliassime end a run of poor form, during which he had fallen in the opening round of the Olympics and in Toronto. Awaiting him in the next round is the winner between Karen Khachanov and former top 10 star Kevin Anderson.

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