Score, report, and key facts
Felix won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 5th (2-3) and in the 7th (3-4) game. The Canadian broke back in the 6th (3-3) and in the 10th (5-5) game before winning the set at the following breaker at 7.
Auger-Aliassime was in a great position at the beginning of the set to break Khachanov in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, Karen managed to stage a great comeback to break Auger-Aliassime 4 times in the 4th (2-2), in the 6th (3-3), in the 8th (5-3) gamein the 12th game before winning the set (7-5) after breaking his opponent in the last game.
The Russian failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 0.
The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that Khachanov conquered in the 4th game (3-1) before winning the set (6-3).
At the end of the match, Khachanov scored 111 points vs. Auger-Aliassime’s 103 points.
Khachanov blasted 11 aces and he committed 3 double faults. The Russian was pretty focused in converting 58% of the break points that he procured (7/12). On the other side, the Canadian was far from perfect in converting his break points because he converted only 42% of his break points (5/12). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this match, the head to head between Khachanov and Auger-Aliassime is 1-0 for Karen.
Next Match: Karen Khachanov vs. Alexander Zverev – H2H and stats
Khachanov will compete against Zverev in the quarter.
The last time that they squared off, Khachanov won 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Paris back in 2018.