Felix Auger-Aliassime downs Fucsovics in first-round play at Cincinnati tennis event

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CINCINNATI — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime dispatched Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in first-round action Monday at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.

Auger-Aliassime, the 12th seed from Montreal, advanced with a 7-6 (0), 6-3 victory.

Fucsovics forced the first-set tie-breaker but it was the Canadian who then dominated, reeling off seven straight points for the set.

There was a rain delay early in the second set, When play resumed, Auger-Aliassime took control as he broke three consecutive times to secure the match.

Auger-Aliassime recorded 23 winners and won 68 per cent of first-serve points.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 16, 2021.

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