Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the semifinals at the Rotterdam Open tennis tournament.
The 19-year-old from Montreal battled through illness beat Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 7-6 (6) in quarterfinal play at the ATP Tour 500 indoor hardcourt event on Friday.
It marks the second semifinal appearance of the year for Auger-Aliassime, who is ranked 21st in the world. He’ll face No. 30 Pablo Carreno Busta after the Spaniard saved two match points to beat Italy’s Jannik Sinner 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (6).
Against the 52nd-ranked Bedene, Auger-Aliassime had 10 aces and just one double fault. He won 80 per cent of points when he got his first serve in.
Auger-Aliassime is searching for his first career ATP Tour title. He made it to three finals last year in his first full season on tour.
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