Aliassime Kubler Atp Doha

Aliassime returns against Kubler in Doha

The Canadian player deserves to reach the quarterfinals. Auger-Aliassime struggles to defeat Jason Kubler in three sets to advance to the next round.

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Round 16 of the day ATP 250 de Doha He faced one of the championship favorites against a player with different goals. Good luck Auger too He enters the tournament as the second seed and after losing in the quarterfinals in Rotterdam to Medvedev. Jason Kubler It comes after defeating Karatev, after the Russian withdrew after the first set and fell to the Manama challenger in the semi-finals. Their head-to-head meeting favors the Australian, who won their only duel in 2022, but the Canadian will still start as favourite.

Kubler starts with a surprise

Kubler started playing without complexes against Aliassim, who did not show his best level. This resulted in a break of the Canadian tennis player’s second serve, which again looked below the Australian. As if that wasn’t enough, he settled his next serve with white, 3-1, which predicted the worst for Felix. The second-placed players tried to recover the disadvantage, but could not find an alternative in their rival’s offer. In the end, Kubler ended the round by pulling off a surprise in Doha.

Alias ​​meets his tennis

Felix had to raise his level if he didn’t want to say goodbye to the tournament in the first round and He came into the second set ready to make a comeback. He started by winning his serve and landing a breaking ball on Kubler’s first serve. It wasn’t in that game but the next when he managed to get ahead of the second ball. From that moment the level did not drop and he made another break to take the set 6-1. Felix took a foothold in the match in the second set.

Felix takes command

The third set started with the Canadian showing his best and asserting himself as a potential champion. After a set where he couldn’t find himself, he dominated the second and started the third at the break 3-1. Kubler felt clearly more uncomfortable and Felix started commanding on the right. The situation was 4-2 to Aliassim and both held their serve until the end of the match. In the 6-4 final, the Canadian made it to the Doha quarterfinals.

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