Canada’s Auger-Aliassime tops Nakashima to advance to Firenze Open semifinals


Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime booked his ticket to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over American Brandon Nakashima on the Firenze Open on Friday in Florence, Italy.

The Montreal native fired seven aces, nailed 23 winners and received 90 per cent of his first-serve factors within the one-hour 29-minute match.

Auger-Aliassime, 22, additionally saved two of three break factors, whereas breaking on three of his 5 alternatives.

The high seed within the match will subsequent face third-seeded Lorenzo Musetti within the semifinals on Saturday.

After receiving a bye into the second spherical, Auger-Aliassime moved previous Oscar Otte in three units on Thursday earlier than taking over Nakashima.

It is the fifth time the world No. 13 Auger-Aliassime has reached a semifinal in a tour-level match this season.

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Auger-Aliassime into semis at Firenze Open

Félix Auger-Aliassime defeated American Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-4 convincingly to land a semi-final spot on the Firenze Open.


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