Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime through to Stockholm Open semifinals

Team World's Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns the ball to Team Europe's Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, at Laver Cup tennis, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Boston (Elise Amendola/AP).

STOCKHOLM — Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the semifinal of the Stockholm Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Botic van de Zandschlup of the Netherlands on Thursday.

Auger-Aliassime had 11 aces, won 82 per cent of first serve points and saved the only break point he faced. He had 12 break point chances against Van de Zandschlup, converting three.

Auger-Aliassime’s win set up a possible all-Canadian semifinal at the ATP 250 event. Defending champion Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., was set to face France’s Arthur Rinderknech later Thursday, with the winner taking on Auger-Aliassime on Friday.

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