Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated in the first round in doubles alongside his Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt on Wednesday at the tournament in Cologne, Germany.
Auger-Aliassime and Lindstedt lost in two sets of 7-5 in front of the favorites of the event, the Pole Lukasz Kubot and the Brazilian Marcelo Melo.
The 20-year-old Quebecer will have the opportunity to recover Thursday, in singles, against the Swiss Henri Laaksonen. Third seeded under his 22e world rank, Auger-Aliassime had received a pass in the first round.
For his part, Laaksonen, who is 139e in the world and resulting from the qualifications, it was a victory against the German Daniel Altmaier which allowed him to make an appointment with Auger-Aliassime in the second round.