Auger-Aliassime Edges Shapovalov In Madrid, Nadal Next; Backpacker Kyrgios Out
by Staff | May 5th, 2019, 7:27 pm
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In a burgeoning rivalry between best-bud young Canadians, Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 7-6(7).

Auger-Aliassime led with an early break in the second before the 20-year-old Shapovalov clawed back, but errors cost the left in the end.

The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime will now meet the King of Clay Rafael Nadal.

There was just one other main draw match played in the men’s draw, and Nick Kyrgios fell to Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(4), 6-4. Kyrgios came on the court wearing a backpack containing just two racquets, one of which he smashed during a match he didn’t seem engaged in at all.

The first round continues Monday with play from Grigor Dimitrov, Fernando Verdasco, Gael Monfils and Karen Khachanov who meets Jaume Munar.

MONDAY MADRID SCHEDULE
1st Rd (Q) Reilly Opelka vs Pablo Carreno Busta
2nd Rd 8 Sloane Stephens vs Victoria Azarenka
Not Before 4:00 Pm
2nd Rd (Q) Kristina Mladenovic vs 2 Petra Kvitova
Not Before 8:00 Pm
2nd Rd Carla Suárez Navarro vs Viktoria Kuzmova
Not Before 9:30 Pm
1st Rd Radu Albot vs Fernando Verdasco

Arantxa Sanchez 12:00 Noon
2nd Rd 7 Kiki Bertens vs Jelena Ostapenko
1st Rd (WC) Jaume Munar vs 11 Karen Khachanov
Not Before 4:00 Pm
1st Rd (Q) Taylor Fritz vs Grigor Dimitrov
Not Before 8:00 Pm
1st Rd Andreas Seppi vs 15 Gael Monfils
Not Before 9:30 Pm
2nd Rd (WC) Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Belinda Bencic


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