In the Vienna quarterfinals, Felix Auger-Aliassime fell to Alexander Zverev, but he tried to see the bright side. Auger-Aliassime, who reached a career high of No. 11 this year, was defeated in three sets by Zverev, who won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Auger-Aliassime had previously defeated Indian Wells Masters winner Cameron Norrie by saving three consecutive set points.

“In the end I lost… in the end there’s one guy who loses and the other guy wins, that’s it.

“I can still be happy with the way I played but I could very well have lost the match before, I should not have won and I managed to get out of it so I was able to play, I delivered a good match,” Auger-Aliassime said.

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Alexander Zverev. Source: somagnews.com

Zverev believes he made things difficult for himself

Following a loss in the second set, Zverev broke Auger-Aliassime in the sixth game of the third set and maintained his serve the rest of the way to secure a three-set victory.

“I did make it difficult for myself once again, that needs to stop happening,” Zverev said as per reports on SportsStar.

“One easy mistake and the second set went away. But I am proud of myself because at the beginning of the second set it could have gone his way easily”

In the Vienna round-of-16, Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Norrie 2-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 after a spectacular comeback.

“I just really had in my mind that I couldn’t go away easily. I wanted to push him to really beat me and deserve it in the second set,” Auger-Aliassime said after the Norrie win.

“He did well. I was down three match points. In a way, I was lucky. He was so close to winning, I just hit a crazy passing shot on match point to save it, so sometimes the margins are small.

“That was the case today, so I’ll take it.”

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