Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime out of Monte Carlo Masters tennis event
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns to John Isner during their semifinal match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Canada's newest tennis star is being described as a mature and passionate young man - and someone who has what it takes to dominate at the sport's highest level. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:12AM EDT
MONACO -- German Alexander Zverev defeated Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets Wednesday in second-round action at the Monte Carlo Masters men's tennis event.
The third-seeded Zverev won the match 6-1, 6-4. The German finished making 75 per cent of his first serves, compared to 52 per cent for Auger-Aliassime, of Montreal.
Zverev also held a 6-2 advantage in service breaks.
In other action, Kei Nishikori bowed out of the tournament after dropping a 7-5, 6-4 decision to Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
The fifth-seeded Japanese player, who lost to Rafael Nadal in last year's final, failed to convert any of his 10 break points against Herbert.
The unseeded Herbert will next play ninth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia.
Sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas also advanced to the third round, beating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-5.