Montreal’s Félix Auger-Aliassime moved on to the second round of the Halle Open tennis tournament with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron on Tuesday.
Auger-Aliassime, seeded fourth at the ATP 500 grass-court event, broke Giron five times on nine chances, including the clinching game of the first set and a crucial break in the third set that game him a 4-2 lead.
Giron had three breaks on eight chances, with all of them coming in the second set.
Auger-Aliassime’s powerful serve was on display in the match. He fired 11 aces to Giron’s one.
The Canadian improved his career record against Giron to 3-0.
Auger-Aliassime will face American Mackenzie McDonald in the second round. It will be the first meeting between the players.
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