Canada’s Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov advance in males’s doubles at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov defeated American Ben Shelton and Denmark’s Holger Rune 6-1, 6-3 in males’s doubles opening-round play on Thursday on the Indian Wells Masters match.

Though committing 5 double faults to at least one ace, the Canadians received 88 per cent of first-serve factors and transformed on 4-of-10 break level probabilities.

In addition they saved all 5 of their opponents’ break level alternatives.

After permitting Rune and Shelton to tie the opening set at 1-1, Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov broke their opponents within the fourth and sixth video games as they received the following 5 to take the set.

Within the second, the Danish and American duo discovered some momentum taking a 3-2 lead. Nonetheless, the Canadians swiftly answered again.

Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov broke within the seventh and ninth video games, whereas profitable 4 straight to seal the victory.

On the ladies’s facet, Canada’s Leylah Fernandez and American Taylor Townsend superior to the second spherical with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) win over Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-Ching of Chinese language Taipei.

Fernandez and Townsend hit a mixed 4 aces to 4 double faults and received 78.6 per cent of first-serve factors.

In addition they broke on 2-of-9 alternatives in comparison with their opponents, who went 1-of-6.

In girls’s singles motion, Canada’s Rebecca Marino fell 6-2, 6-2 to Czechia’s Marketa Vondrousova in opening-round play.

The Vancouver native hit two aces however had six double faults, whereas solely profitable 60.6 per cent of first-serve factors.

As well as, Marino didn’t have a single break level alternative within the one-hour, 10-minute match.

Vondrousova, in the meantime, fired 4 aces to 4 double faults and received 86.2 per cent of first-serve factors. She additionally transformed on 4 of her eight break level probabilities.