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Canada's Auger-Aliassime moves into semifinal at Swiss Indoors

Felix Auger-Aliassime Felix Auger-Aliassime - The Canadian Press

BASEL, Switzerland — Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime secured his spot in the semifinals at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament Friday with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (1) victory over Alexander Shevchenko.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked 19th in the world, needed two hours and 36 minutes to down the Russian qualifier.

The Canadian fired 16 aces in the match.

Auger-Aliassime, the defending champion in Basel, will face Holger Rune, the tournament's top seed and sixth-ranked player in the world, in Saturday's semifinal.

It's a rematch of last year's final, which Auger-Aliassime won 6-3, 7-5.

Fourth-seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland faces France's Ugo Humbert in the other semifinal

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 27, 2023.