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  • Updated: May 29, 2023

Fognini Stuns Auger-Aliassime In Opening Clash At Roland Garros

A 6-4 6-4 6-3 win was enough for Italy's Fabio Fognini to take down 10th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round of this year's French Open on Monday. 

The defeat left Auger-Aliassime in rude shock as he became the first top-10 player to lose in the men’s singles draw to exit the tournament.

Fognini won 51 percent of his receiving points against Auger-Aliassime and converted eight of nine breakpoint opportunities in just two hours and 17 minutes.

“I’m still here. I’m 36. I don’t know how many more Roland Garros I’ll play," said the Italian. 

"I think maybe I’m old but I also have to say I’m lucky. 

"Because I’m old and I play with this young generation that plays unbelievable. I’d like to enjoy it until the end.”

Next up for Fognini is a second-round clash with Jason Kubler, who moved into the round of 64 with a thrilling 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win over Facundo Diaz Acosta in a match that lasted three hours and 24 minutes.

The Italian veteran has never faced Kubler in his career and will need to produce a vintage performance to make a deep run in the tournament. 

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