Montreal's Auger-Aliassime advances to the semifinals of the Noventi Open
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.This report by The Associated Press was first published June 1, 2021.