Indian Wells: Auger-Aliassime Outguns Tsitsipas; Kyrgios Bundled Out

Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime won a battle of young guns by beating ninth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

The 18-year-old, the youngest player in the world top 100, fired an unreturnable serve on match point to take down the 20-year-old Greek — the youngest player in the top 10.

World number one Novak Djokovic picked up steam during his second-round match against American Bjorn Fratangelo as he goes in search of his 74th ATP title.

Djokovic sprinted over to the stands to shake hands with his idol, 14-times Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras, immediately after the 7-6(5) 6-2 win.

A sharp Philipp Kohlschreiber broke Nick Kyrgios twice en route to a 6-4 6-4 win that took just over an hour.

Kohlschreiber deployed a wide variety of shots to keep the 23-year-old Australian guessing and managed to save all five of Kyrgios’ break-point opportunities.

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