Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime didn't back down while describing how he felt about his Wimbledon third round performance against fellow rising star Ugo Humbert. Auger-Aliassime, seeded at No. 19, entered the match as the big favorite to beat Humbert but the Canadian couldn't even win a set as the world No.
66 won 6-4 7-5 6-3. Humbert earned the first break of the match in the seventh game and saved two break points in the following game before serving out for the first set in the 10th game. The key moment of the match came in the second set, when Humbert won four games in a row to overturn a 5-3 deficit and steal the second set.
Humbert then broke Auger-Aliassime in the opening game of the third set before claiming his second break of the set in the ninth game to finish the job. "No, no, everything was fine. I mean, you never know once you step on court," Auger-Aliassime said post-match, per Metro UK.
"I started okay, you know, with the right intentions. And then, I don’t know, I just feel like, yeah. Today, it’s weird to describe. "Pressure got to me, and it was just… Yeah, I mean, it got to a point where, like, it was a bit embarrassing.
"Yeah, it was just tough, like, I just wasn’t finding ways. I think he just did what he had to do. It was solid. From my end it was pretty embarrassing."