Auger-Aliassime extends winning streak to 15 matches, advances to Paris Masters quarter-finals


Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime superior to the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters tennis event and elevated his winning streak to 15 matches with a 6-1, 6-3 win over French wild-card Gilles Simon on Thursday.

Auger-Aliassime, looking for his fourth straight event win, took management of the match early. He had seven aces and broke Simon twice on 5 possibilities whereas not going through break level himself in a dominant first set.

After the eight-seeded Auger-Aliassime and Simon traded holds early within the second set, the 22-year-old Canadian gained 4 straight video games to clinch the match. He ended the one-hour, 33-minute showdown together with his fourth break on seven possibilities.

The victory got here a day after Simon helped Auger-Aliassime qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals for the primary time.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime wins fifteenth straight as Gilles Simon bids adieu in Paris

Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime gained his fifteenth straight match, 6-1, 6-3 in Gilles Simon’s last match, within the spherical of 16 of the Paris Masters. After the match, Simon acquired a heat sendoff from French followers in Paris.

Simon’s upset win over Taylor Fritz within the event’s second spherical meant the American couldn’t catch Auger-Aliassime within the race for one of many two remaining spots within the elite tennis showcase.

Fritz’s loss, coupled with Holger Rune’s win over Hubert Hurkacz within the second spherical, clinched the ultimate two spots within the Finals for Auger-Aliassime and Russia’s Andrey Rublev.

The 37-year-old Simon, who reached a career-high rating of No. 6 in 2009, has stated he’ll retire after the Paris Masters.

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, left, hugs Gilles Simon of France throughout a homage for the top of the profession of Gilles Simon on the finish of their third spherical match of the Paris Masters tennis event on the Accor Arena in Paris. (Michel Euler/The Associated Press)

Auger-Aliassime will subsequent face Sixteenth-seed American Frances Tiafoe within the Paris quarter-finals. The Canadian has gained each earlier conferences with Tiafoe, together with a victory on clay earlier this 12 months on the Barcelona Open.

Auger-Aliassime entered the event on the heels of three straight titles: ATP 250 event wins in Florence, Italy, and Antwerp, Belgium, and the ATP 500 win in Basel.

He is looking for his first Masters-level title in Paris.

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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime collected his third-straight ATP title after defeating Holger Rune in straight units on Sunday in Basel.

World No. 1 Alcaraz sweeps apart Dimitrov

World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz swept apart Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-3 to e book his place within the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday whereas Roland Garros finalist Casper Ruud was ousted by Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti.

Top seed Alcaraz dominated from the outset and dropped simply two factors on serve within the opening set earlier than warding off a second-set fightback from Bulgarian Dimitrov to shut out the match in a single hour 12 minutes.

“[Grigor’s] degree could be very a lot not the extent you noticed as we speak, however I performed very properly,” stated Alcaraz, who’s chasing a 3rd ATP Masters 1000 title this season.

“At the top of the second set it was harder for me, he got here again, he raised the extent and clearly it was robust. He had the prospect to go up within the second set, I had to keep calm in that moment and present my greatest to not permit him to go up.”

Musetti, 20, fired 37 winners as he got here from a set down to get rid of third-seeded Norwegian Ruud 4-6 6-4 6-4 and advance to his maiden ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.

“He (Ruud) was enjoying very well and I had to play my greatest tennis to beat him. I’m actually joyful that each one the exhausting work I’m doing retains bettering me. I’m actually pleased with this win,” stated Musetti.

Denmark’s Holger Rune additionally superior after the 19-year-old took down seventh seed Andrey Rublev 6-4 7-5.

Russian Rublev and Auger-Aliassime had secured their locations on the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin on Wednesday


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