Felix Auger-Aliassime beats Carlos Alcaraz in Davis Cup.
Alcaraz's winning streak was broken by Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, who rallied after dropping the first set in a tiebreak to win the match 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-2.
Given his generally subpar form, Auger-Aliassime wasn't the match's favourite to win. The 22-year-old was eliminated early from the US Open last month after falling to Jack Draper in straight sets in the second round.
When Auger-Aliassime gave up a set point at 6-5 to force a tiebreak, which Alcaraz won 7-3, things appeared hopeless once more for Auger-Aliassime.
However, in the second set, which Auger-Alaissime won 6-4 to tie the match, he started to outperform Alcaraz. By the third set, the Canadian had Alcaraz broken twice, once in the first game and once more in the fifth.
The kid was given credit for competing in the Davis Cup so soon after winning the US Open on Sunday by Auger-Alaissime, who expressed nothing but respect for Alcaraz.
"I have to respect him, "Afterwards, Auger-Aliassime said. "It takes a lot of work to win in New York, travel across the Atlantic on a different surface, and come back with this level of performance today. He deserves praise for that.
"But today, I believe I demonstrated at the conclusion that I was slightly better in the third set. I gave it everything I had because that's how you defeat a player like him.
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