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Felix Auger-Aliassime hits a backhand against Filip Krajinovic during day one of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia at Foro Italico on Sept. 14, 2020, in Rome.

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Canada’s Félix Auger-Aliassime lost 6-4, 7-5 to Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic in the first round of the ATP Tour’s Italian Open on Monday.

Auger-Aliassime, the No. 16 seed and world No. 20, won just three of 30 points against Krajinovic’s first serve at the clay-court event.

The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, was coming off a run to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open. Krajinovic, the world No. 29, made it to the third round at the New York Grand Slam.

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No. 11 seed Karen Khachanov of Russia also lost his opener, dropping a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 decision to Casper Ruud of Norway.

No. 12 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., faces Guido Pella of Argentina in a first-round match on Tuesday.

No. 13 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., also kicks off his tournament on Tuesday against Adrian Mannarino of France.

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