TORONTO – It’s Félix Auger-Aliassime’s 23rd birthday, which tells you how time flies and also reminds you that he follows in the wake of birthday mate Roger Federer as he’ll likely celebrate most of the next 10 or so on a Canadian stadium court.
He was looking to make it a good one, against Aussie qualifier Max Purcell (who is no slouch). And it just didn’t happen.
Andy Murray also took Centre Court, along with Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud. All got through.
National Bank Open
Location: Toronto, Canada
Category: ATP 1000
Surface: Hard Court
Dates: Aug. 7 – 13, 2023
Prize money: $7,622,925
Draws: S56 – D28
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023
Singles, second round
Singles, first round
[Q] Marcos Giron (USA) def Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 76 (4) 76 (6)
Ugo Humbert (FRA) def. Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 46 63 64
Sebastian Korda (USA) def. Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 63 62
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) def. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 63 64
Andy Murray (GBR) def. Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 76 (3) 60
Ben Shelton (USA) def. Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) 76 (1) 64
Doubles, first round
[WC] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) / Vasek Pospisil (CAN) def. [WC] Benjamin Sigouin / Kelsey Stevenson (CAN) 75 64
 Kevin Krawietz / Tim Puetz (GER) def.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) / Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) [ALT] Peter Polansky / Adil Shamasdin (CAN) 63 62 Sebastian Korda / Frances Tiafoe (USA) Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul (FRA) def Maximo Gonzalez / Andres Molteni (ARG) 63 75
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) / Mate Pavic (SRB) def. Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) / Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 62 75
Fabrice Martin (FRA) / Andreas Mies (GER) def. Alexander Bublik (KAZ) / Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 63 64
Jamie Murray (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) def. Francisco Cerundolo / Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 76 (5) 63