LOS CABOS, Mexico — Quebec’s Félix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the second round in Los Cabos, Mexico on Wednesday, winning 6-3, 7-5 over Mexico’s Alex Hernandez.
Second seed, Auger-Aliassime still needed two hours to dismiss Hernandez, who is 521st in the world.
He erased 3-1 and 5-2 losses in the second set, thanks in part to a total collection of 15 aces (none for his rival).
The Canadian had the advantage 4-2 for breakage.
The Quebecer’s next opponent will be Thanasi Kokkinakis or Steve Johnson, who meet on Wednesday night.
The favorite and world number 1 Daniil Medvedev is also in action on Wednesday against Rinky Hijikata.