TOKYO: Auger-Aliassime has a date with a double Olympic champion

Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime will have a lot to do if he wants to get on the podium in Tokyo because he will face double Olympic champion Andy Murray right from the start.

This was revealed during the draw for the Tennis Championships, which will begin at 10pm Montreal time on Friday.

Currently 104e In the ATP rankings, Murray has won twice on the Olympic stage in his career, first at home in London in 2012 and then in Rio four years later. But the 34-year-old has only won one championship in the past four years. It was the European Open, which was held in Belgium in October 2019.

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The FAA, seeded ninth in Tokyo, also won her only duel against Murray, in the second round of the US Open in 2020.

Laila Annie Fernandez (72eHe has an appointment with Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska (46 .).eKestara, Friday at 10 p.m. The two women had never met before.

Finally, the other two Maple Leaf contenders, Gabriella Dabrowski and Sharon Fishman, will be seventh seed in doubles. They will cross paths with Brazilians Laura Pegosi and Luisa Stefani, also on Friday at 10 p.m.

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