Felix Auger-Aliassime knocks off number-four seed Zverev at Wimbledon

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime plays a return to Sweden's Mikael Ymer during the men's singles second round match on day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Montrealer Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his impressive run at Wimbledon on Monday when he beat No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev in five sets.

The No. 16 seed won the first two sets (6-4, 7-6 (6)) before dropping two to the German (3-6, 3-6). Auger-Aliassime settled down in the fifth, however, and jumped to a 3-2 lead in the fifth set. 

The 20-year-old held strong in the set and booked his first ever date in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon joining fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov. 

"It's unbelievable," Auger-Aliassime said. "I'm a normal guy from Montreal, Canada, and here I am. Surely the best victory of my life."

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It's the first time two Canadians have ever reached the quarterfinals of a major Grand Slam. 

Auger-Aliassime will face Italian Matteo Berrettini, while Shapovalov will take on Russian Karen Khachanov.


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