Montreal's Auger-Aliassime advances to the semifinals of the Noventi Open
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates winning his ATP Tour Singles, Men, Round of 16 tennis match against Switzerland's Roger Federer in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 18, 2021 3:34PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, June 18, 2021 3:34PM EDT
HALLE, Germany - Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the semifinals of the Noventi Open.
Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, downed American qualifier Marcos Giron 6-3, 6-2 in quarterfinal play at the ATP Tour 500 grass-court event on Friday.
The Canadian won 93 per cent of points when he got his first serve in (28-of-30) and saved the lone break point against him.
Auger-Aliassime, ranked 21st in the world, converted on all three of his break-point opportunities against the world No. 75.
Auger-Aliassime will face the winner of a match between France's Ugo Humbert and American Sebastian Korda in the semifinals on Saturday.
The Canadian's run at the tournament included a win over Swiss legend Roger Federer in the second round.
No. 4 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia faces qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the other semfinal.
Auger-Aliassime made it to the final of the Stuttgart Open last week, falling against Marin Cilic. He is 0-8 for his career in ATP Tour finals.
Meanwhile, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., led 6-3 against American Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinals of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament Friday before play was suspended because of darkness.
The match will resume Saturday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2021.