Canada’s Auger-Aliassime holds off Otte to reach Firenze Open quarter-finals


Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is thru to the quarter-finals on the Firenze Open after topping Germany’s Oscar Otte 6-4, 6(2)-7, 6-2 within the spherical of 16 on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Montrealer hit 13 aces and 42 winners throughout the two-hour 29-minute match in Florence, Italy.

Auger-Aliassime saved 4 of six break factors whereas Otte, ranked fifty fifth on the planet, saved 5 of 10.

The Canadian comes into the hardcourt match because the No. 1 seed and can face eighth-seeded American Brandon Nakashima within the quarter-finals.

Ranked thirteenth on the planet, Auger-Aliassime beat Novak Djokovic to assist Team World beat Team Europe within the Laver Cup final month.

The different quarter-final matchups will see hometown favorite Lorenzo Musetti face American Mackenzie McDonald, the seventh-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan tackle American J.J. Wolf, and Swedish qualifier Mikael Ymer go up in opposition to Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena.

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Auger-Aliassime advances at Firenze Open

Félix Auger-Aliassime defeated Germany’s Oscar Otte 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-2 Thursday on the Firenze Open in Florence, Italy.


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