Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to final of Tashkent Challenger

Felix Auger-Aliassime. (Mark Blinch/CP)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has reached the final of the Tashkent Challenger.

The 18-year-old from Montreal downed Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-4, 7-6 (4) in a semifinal on Friday.

Ranked No. 128 in the world, Auger-Aliassime will face No. 178 Kamil Majchrzak of Poland in the final of the US$75,000 event on Saturday.

Auger-Aliassime won three qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the tournament before reeling off four straight victories to advance to the final.

It will mark Auger-Aliassime’s third ATP Challenger Tour final of 2018. He is 1-1 in championship matches.

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