Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime felt a relief after scoring his maiden Grand Slam win on Monday at Wimbledon but also underlined that he's not done yet as he's motivated to make a deep at The Championships.
The 18-year-old overcame a tricky Wimbledon opener as he came from a set down to beat former world No. 25 Vasek Pospisil 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-3 and to set up a second round clash against Corentin Moutet. "Just for any player to get his first Grand Slam win is a big relief, and it's a good achievement for me," Auger-Aliassime said post-match, per The Canadian Press.
"At the same time with the level I'm playing now and my ambitions, I look forward and I look to go even further than that." World No. 21 Auger-Aliassime earned the first break of the match in the fifth game but then got broken twice as Pospisil stole the first set.
However, the 18-year-old kept his focus as he won the opening four games of the second set before serving out for the set in the eighth game. Auger-Aliassime, seeded at No. 19, lost no service games in the rest of the match as he broke Pospisil once in the third set and twice in the fourth set to complete a comeback win.