#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime fell short in the semi-finals of the Fever-Tree Championships on Saturday against Feliciano Lopez. But the 18-year-old did something that you don’t see every day on the ATP Tour.
Auger-Aliassime hit four consecutive aces at 2-2 in the first set, holding to love without allowing Lopez to touch a ball. The teen crushed 25 aces in his loss.
It is another sign of the World No. 21’s improving service performance. Last year, Auger-Aliassime struck 101 aces in 16 tour-level matches, an average of just more than six aces per match. But this season, he has tallied 333 aces in 40 matches, a rate of more than eight per match. At The Queen’s Club, Felix launched 68 aces in just four matches, an average of 17 aces per match.