Tennis news today: Felix Auger-Aliassime beats world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in their Davis Cup draw, a special farewell set for Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors in Basel


Carlos Alcaraz’s reign as the new world No. 1 got off to a disappointing start as he lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in their Davis Cup tie. Roger Federer originally planned to take part in the Swiss Indoors in Basel as part of his comeback. However, in light of his retirement, the tournament director has revealed plans to bid farewell to the tennis icon.

Defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has taken a wildcard to compete in the WTA 500 in Tokyo, which kicks off on Monday. Linda Fruhvirtova, 17, reached her first WTA semi-final at the Chennai Open. Great Britain were knocked out of the Davis Cup after losing to the Netherlands in their Group D draw.

Here is a summary of the day’s headlines:

Felix Auger-Aliassime earns hard-fought win over new world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz

Spain were favorites to win their second group match against Canada on Friday. Roberto Bautista Agut put them ahead after a win over Vasek Pospisil. Defending US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz was expected to win against Felix Auger-Aliassime easily, especially given their respective forms.

FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME. 🔥 The Canadian wins his first victory against a world No. 1 player and sends the tie to a decisive doubles match! He defeated Carlos Alcaraz in stunning 3 sets, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 for Team Canada presented by Sobeys. 💪🇨🇦@National Bank @Davis Cup

Still, Auger-Aliassime played one of his best games of the season to defeat Alcaraz 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2 in almost three hours. Spain also lost the deciding doubles match to go down 2-1. The country could still make it out of the group stage if they win against South Korea on Sunday.

The Swiss Indoors will bid farewell to Roger Federer next month

The Swiss Indoors in Basel have been an integral part of Roger Federer’s career. He has won the event 10 times, while finishing second on five occasions. He originally planned to compete there as part of his comeback, however, the upcoming Laver Cup will be his last tournament before retiring.

Basel tournament director Roger Brennwald has confirmed he hosted a special farewell from Roger Federer during the Swiss Indoors in October.

Tournament director Roger Brennwald said the tournament plans to bid farewell to the Swiss maestro next month, with more details to be revealed in the coming days.

Elena Rybakina will participate in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo

2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina was the latest wildcard recipient for the Pan Pacific Open. She is currently competing in the Slovenia Open and will face Ana Bogdan in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Kazakh hadn’t originally planned to compete in Tokyo, but perhaps in an effort to secure a spot at the coveted WTA Finals, decided to make the trip to the Japanese capital.

Garbine Muguruza, Naomi Osaka and Paula Badosa are some of the other high profile names taking part. The tournament will take place from September 19 to 25.

Linda Fruhvirtova reaches her first WTA semi-final at the Chennai Open

Linda Fruhvirtova, 17, has been touted as a player to watch, and the teenager is slowly improving on that front. The Czech youngster beat second seed Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-3 to reach her first semi-final at WTA level in Chennai. She will then face Roland-Garros 2020 semi-finalist Nadia Podoroska for a place in the final.

Great Britain eliminated from the Davis Cup

When the Davis Cup group stage draw was revealed, it was expected that Great Britain would have no problem coming out of this stage. They started their campaign with a 2-1 defeat against the United States, but they were expected to win against the Netherlands.

Dan Evans put them ahead with a win over Tallon Griekspoor. Botic van de Zandschulp surprised world number 8 Cameron Norrie in straight sets to even the proceedings. It all came down to the deciding rubber in doubles.

The Dutch duo of Matwe Middelkoop and Wesley Koolhof beat the British duo of Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury, ending Britain’s Davis Cup challenge for the year. They still have a chance to end their campaign with a consolation victory when they face Kazakhstan on Sunday.

Also order: – 2022 Davis Cup Results

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