On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the world number 1 won easily (6-4, 6-3 in 1h30) against the Australian Rinky Hijikata (224th in the world), from the qualifications, by breaking once in each set.
His 250th victory on the ATP circuit
“The feelings weren’t badhe explained after his first on hard since the Miami tournament in April. I could have nailed more breaks, but when you win, it’s fine. » A success that also allows him to reach 250 victories on the ATP circuit at the age of 26. “Someone told me it was going to happen, otherwise I wouldn’t have known.he confessed. I want more wins, but it’s good to have 250.”
In the quarter-finals, he will be opposed to the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis (98th in the world) in a tournament where Félix Auger-Aliassime and Cameron Norrie will always proclaim themselves.
Félix Auger-Aliassime qualifies for the quarterfinals