Felix Auger-Aliassime French Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime upset at French Open by Andreas Seppi

World No. 21 Felix Auger-Aliassime was upset in four sets by Andreas Seppi in the first round of the 2021 French Open.

World No. 98 Seppi defeated the Canadian 6-3, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-4 in the opening round of the tournament.

The Italian broke twice en route to taking the opening set – in which he saved four break points.

The 37-year-old then converted his sixth set point to edge through the second set on a tiebreak after saving a set point.

No. 20 seed Auger-Aliassime hit back by taking the third set 6-4 – after having trailed 4-2 and saving two break points to avoid falling 5-2 behind.

Seppi saved an early break point in the fourth set, and struck the crucial blow by breaking for 3-2.

Auger-Aliassime had two chances to break back when Seppi served for the match at 5-4, 15-40, but was unable to convert as the Italian hung on.

Seppi – a former world No. 18 – made the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2012.

He will play either Kevin Anderson or Kwon Soonwoo in the second round.

Auger-Aliassime ends his European clay court season with a disappointing 4-6 record.

(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)

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