The German  should have won this match 6-3, 6-1. Even though he was serving much below his standards, he had 4 mini-match points at 4:1 in the 2nd set and a winnable backhand passing-shot on one of those occasions. Auger  survived that game and the things became very complicated at the end, there was a dog-fight. At 4-all (deuce) he hit his first BH winner (passing-shot) but failed to convert a mini set point and missed his casual forehand trying to save a match point at 5:6 (had saved one at 4:5). Before that match, Auger seemed to be an improved version of himself with back-to-back impressive wins (63 60 Garin, 61 62 Sinner), the quarterfinal confirmed his inability to create the game with the help of his backhand though – he only keeps the ball in play cross-court, sometimes he hit during rallies in the middle of the court, the slice is used very rarely. My insight is that if he doesn’t introduce to his repertoire a solid backhand down the line during rallies, he’ll have a hard time to enter the Top 5.
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