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Auger-Aliassime falls to Sonego at Monte Carlo Masters

Felix Auger-Aliassime Felix Auger-Aliassime - The Canadian Press

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters tournament on Wednesday after dropping a second-round match 6-4, 7-5 to Lorenzo Sonego of Italy.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked 35th in the world, fired just three aces while committing 13 unforced errors in a two-hour and two-minute match.

Sonego, ranked 57th, was a "lucky loser" replacement for world No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, who pulled out of the tournament on Tuesday because of a muscle injury to his right forearm.

With the win, Sonego evened his career record against Auger-Aliassime at 2-2.

He will next play either Zhizhen Zhang of China or 14th-seeded Ugo Humbert of France in the round of 16.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2024.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version of this story said that it was a third-round match. In fact, it was a second-round match.