Auger-Aliassime on win over Shapovalov: I think it's one of the best I've played against him
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Tsitsipas, who is the No. 2 seed at the tournament, enters Friday’s match after taking down No. 14 seed Alex de Minaur of Australia 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.
Auger-Aliassime, 20, has a lifetime record of 2-3 against the 22-year-old Tsitsipas, with the Canadian having lost the past three matches. The pair last met in March in the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open, with Tsitsipas prevailing 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
Auger-Aliassime, who is the 10th seed at the Barcelona Open and 20th overall in the ATP rankings, has a record of 10-6 in 2021 and 72-58 over his career overall with zero titles.
Tsitsipas, the fifth-ranked player in the world, is 22-5 this year— which includes his win in the Monte-Carlo Masters final earlier this month. Tsitsipas has a lifetime record of 155-81, along with six career titles.