CanadIan star Felix Auger-Aliassime picked up his second loss at the Hurlingham exhibition as world No. 138 Marcos Baghdatis claimed a 6-4 6-3 win over the 18-year-old sensation. World No. 21 Auger-Aliassime saved the first set point on his serve in the 10th game but couldn’t save the second as the Cypriot claimed the opener.
The 34-year-old’s good run continued at the beginning of the second set as he got off to a quick 3-0 lead. Former world No. 8 Baghdatis then routinely held on to his serve to seal the win. On the opening day of the Hurlingham exhibition, Auger-Aliassime lost to 2018 Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson.
Meanwhile, Baghdatis won his lone match at Hurlingham this year as he now heads to Wimbledon — where he is set to retire from professional tennis. In the second match of the day, world No. 8 Anderson handed a straight-set defeat to Chile’s Nicolas Jarry 6-3 7-5.
No break points were seen until the sixth game, when the South-African converted his first break point to take a 4-2 first set lead. The 33-year-old then easily won his service games to win the opening set. The match appeared to be heading toward a third set but Anderson overturned a 4-2 deficit to claim a straight-set win.
Anderson was due to meet 2017 Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cilic on the third day of the Hurlingham exhibition but the Croatian withdrew from the match.