Félix Auger-Aliassime loses to Sonego in the 2nd round of the Monte-Carlo Masters

It’s already over for Félix Auger-Aliassime at the Monte-Carlo Tennis Masters, after he lost 6-4, 7-5 to drafted player Lorenzo Sonego in the second round on Wednesday.

Auger-Aliassime, 35e world player, lowered his flag after a little over two hours of play on Monegasque clay. He is now 2-2 in his career against Sonego, 57e world racket.

The 23-year-old Quebecer was more efficient than his opponent on serve – he won 70% of his points with his first ball, and 60% with his second – and he fired an impressive total of 22 winning shots during his duel against the Italian.

Auger-Aliassime was, however, affected by the waste in his game; he committed a total of 13 unforced errors, while Sonego was limited to just four.

The Italian, who replaced world No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz at short notice in the main draw after the Spaniard withdrew the day before due to a right arm injury, was also more opportunistic than the representative of the ‘unifoliate. Sonego converted three of his seven break points, while Auger-Aliassime recorded only one break in three occasions.

Sonego will face in the next round the winner of the match between the 14e seeded, Frenchman Ugo Humbert, and Chinese Zhizhen Zhang.

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