Felix Pushed In Montpellier
The #NextGenATP Canadian hit 11 aces and broke six times to reach the second round in Montpellier. Auger-Aliassime is the fifth seed at the ATP 250 and is looking to rebound after his first-round loss at the Australian Open to Latvian Ernests Gulbis.
Swede Mikael Ymer avenged his 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals loss to Italy's Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4. Sinner beat Ymer last year in Milan in group play 4-0, 4-2, 4-1, but Ymer broke the reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion four times to advance.
Finland's #NextGenATP talent Emil Ruusuvuori earned his first tour-level win of the season, beating Austrian Dennis Novak 7-6(3) 4-6, 6-2. The 20-year-old Ruusuvuori is projected to make his debut inside the Top 100 of the FedEx ATP Rankings on Monday.