Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime ousted in first round of Lyon Open
Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada celebrates after beating Diego Schwartzman of Argentina at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Auger-Aliassime beat Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-3. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
LYON, FRANCE -- Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is out of the Lyon Open after a first-round loss at the French Open tune-up event.
The seventh-seeded Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, lost 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5 to world No. 88 Lorenzo Musetti of Italy on Tuesday.
Musetti broke Auger-Aliassime in the final game to finish a match that lasted two hours 45 minutes.
Auger-Aliassime saved just three of seven break points.
The French Open, the season's second Grand Slam, starts Sunday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, 2021.