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Auger-Aliassime in Stuttgart Open semis, Denis Shapovalov out

One up-and-coming Canadian tennis player edged into the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open but another fell short.

Published: 12th June 2021 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2021 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

Denis Shapovalov from Canada in action during his match against Marin Cilic from Croatia at the ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart.

Denis Shapovalov from Canada in action during his match against Marin Cilic from Croatia at the ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

STUTTGART: One up-and-coming Canadian tennis player edged into the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open but another fell short.

Felix Auger-Aliassime needed two tiebreaks to beat Ugo Humbert of France 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8).

Canada's Auger-Aliassime failed to convert three match points in the second-set tiebreak and had to save set point twice before winning three straight points to seal the quarterfinal.

That set up a semifinal for Auger-Aliassime against Sam Querrey of the United States, who recovered from a set down to beat fast-climbing Swiss 18-year-old Dominic Stricker, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Top-ranked Canadian Denis Shapovalov lost another close match 7-5, 7-6 (3) against veteran former U.S.Open champion Marin Cilic.

It was always likely to be a tough match for Shapovalov because he was playing for the second time on Friday after ousting Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3 in the finish of a second-round match delayed from Thursday because of rain.

Cilic's semifinal opponent is Austrian Jurij Rodionov, who upset fourth-seeded Australian Alex de Minaur 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).



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