Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is thru to the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open after posting a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8) win over France’s Ugo Humbert on Friday.
Auger-Aliassime, seeded third on the ATP 250 grass-court tennis occasion, relied on his highly effective serve, placing 17 aces to Humbert’s 4.
Both gamers held serve all through the tightly contested match. Humbert and Auger-Aliassime every confronted simply three break factors, and saved all of them.
Auger-Aliassime evened his profession file towards Humbert at 1-1. Their first assembly additionally got here on grass, with Humbert defeating Auger-Aliassime within the second spherical of Wimbledon in 2019.
WATCH | Auger-Aliassime downs Humbert to advance to semis:
Auger-Aliassime next faces American veteran Sam Querrey on Saturday. It will mark the first ATP Tour meeting between the two.
Querrey advanced to the semifinals with a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Switzerland’s Dominic Stephan Stricker.
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Also Friday, prime seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., confronted Croatia’s Marin Cilic in a quarterfinal match.
He earlier defeated Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-Three in a rain-delayed match.