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SportsAuger-Aliassime falls to Lopez in semifinals of Queen's Club tournament

02:10  23 june  2019
02:10  23 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Felix Auger-Aliassime knocks off Dimitrov in Queen's Club opener

Felix Auger-Aliassime knocks off Dimitrov in Queen's Club opener LONDON — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his strong start to the grass-court season with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the first round of the Queen's Club tournament on Thursday. The No. 8 seed from Montreal had 15 aces (Dimitrov had six) and won 85 per cent of his points on first serve. Auger-Aliassime, 18, is coming off a run to the final at the Stuttgart Open, the first grass-court tournament of the season. The win over world No. 45 Dimitrov looks good on the Canadian's resume. Dimitrov reached a career-high of No. 3 in November 2017.

Felix Auger - Aliassime and Feliciano Lopez meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Queen ' s Club Championships. Felix Auger - Aliassime is coming off a Lopez is coming off a solid showing and has history at this tournament , but it’s Auger - Aliassime who has been the more consistent player these

Felix Auger - Aliassime beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday at The Queen ’ s Club , 7-5, 6-2, to reach the The eighth seed will next face his countryman Milos Raonic or Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez for a Auger - Aliassime also defeated Tsitsipas in all three of their meetings on the ITF junior circuit

Auger-Aliassime falls to Lopez in semifinals of Queen's Club tournament© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

LONDON — Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime fell just short of reaching his fourth ATP final of the season, losing in three sets to veteran Feliciano Lopez on Saturday in the semifinals of the Queen's Club tournament.

Lopez dropped the first set in a tiebreak before rallying for a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 win to advance to the final of the ATP 500 grass-court tournament.

Auger-Aliassime saved four match points in the third set to trim his deficit to 5-4, but Lopez replied with a quick service game to seal it.

Lopez will face France's Gilles Simon for the title Sunday.

The Spaniard converted on just 2-of-10 break points on the Montreal teen throughout the match, which lasted two hours 19 minutes, but saved all eight of his own break points.

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas LONDON — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime has recorded one of the biggest wins of his career. The No. 8 seed from Montreal upset top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament on Friday. Tsitsipas, ranked sixth in the world, marks the highest-ranked player the 21st-ranked Auger-Aliassime has beaten in his career. Auger-Aliassime, 18, also beat Tsitsipas in Indian Wells, Calif., earlier this year when the latter player was ranked 10th. Auger-Aliassime will face the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 6 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

Félix Auger - Aliassime (French pronunciation: [feliks oʒe aljasim]; born August 8, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of No. 21 on June 10

Auger - Aliassime , who has bounded up the rankings to 21 this year, dominated thereafter as a weary-looking Tsitsipas, who required some treatment on his In the other side of the draw fourth seed Daniil Medvedev became the first Russian to reach the semi - finals at the tournament in the professional

Auger-Aliassime hit 25 aces compared to Lopez's 15 and will have to wait before cracking the top 20 in the rankings. A win would have been enough for the Canadian, who is a career-high No. 21.

The players held serve throughout the first set before Auger-Aliassime earned a mini break in the tiebreaker to go up 4-2. He then hit the winning point with Lopez skidding and tumbling across the court. Lopez took a 3-0 lead after an early break in the second set, and broke Auger-Aliassime at 3-2 in the third.

Auger-Aliassime made the finals of the Stuttgart Open last weekend in Germany — also on grass — before losing 6-4, 7-6 (11) to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.

The young rising star previously reached championship matches in Rio de Janeiro in February and the Lyon Open in May, both on clay.

Lopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime

Lopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime LONDON — Former winner Feliciano Lopez hit 16 aces to beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Queen's Club quarterfinals on Friday. Lopez, who was the tournament's oldest champion when he won at 35 in 2017, next faces up-and-coming star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals. The 18-year-old Canadian defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-2. The age differential between the players will be the greatest in an ATP Tour semifinal or final since the 43-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 23-year-old American Pat Dupre to reach the Hong Kong Grand Prix final in 1977. Also, the fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 for a semifinal against Gilles Simon.

Felix Auger - Aliassime upsets top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in Queen ’ s Club quarter- finals . Auger - Aliassime , 18, also beat Tsitsipas in Indian Wells, Calif., earlier this year when the latter player was ranked 10th. Auger - Aliassime will face the winner of a quarter- final between No. 6 seed Milos

Tennis· Queen ' s Club . Felix Auger - Aliassime upsets top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, into semis . Canadian teenager Felix Auger - Aliassime has recorded one Auger - Aliassime will face the winner of a quarter- final between No. 6 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Spain's Feliciano Lopez .

Auger-Aliassime skipped last year's ATP grass season to play in Challenger Tour events on clay.

Queen's Club was the 18-year-old's second grass tournament, and second tournament overall, since returning from a left abductor problem that forced him to miss the French Open.

Saturday's loss dropped Auger-Aliassime to 23-14 this season while Lopez improved to 4-8.

Lopez, ranked 113th in the world, was a wild-card entry at Queen's Club. He also played doubles with former world No. 1 Andy Murray, who was making his return from hip surgery in January.

Auger-Aliassime upset world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals on Friday to earn his spot in the semis. Lopez advanced to the semifinals by edging Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., on Friday.

Saturday's match saw the biggest age differential in an ATP semifinal or final since the 43-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 23-year-old American Pat Dupre to reach the Hong Kong Grand Prix final in 1977.

Lopez turned pro in 1997, three years before Auger-Aliassime was born.

Simon earlier defeated the fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 in 2 hours, 37 minutes.

Lopez has won five of their seven meetings and all four of their matches on grass.

Auger-Aliassime was ranked No. 108 on Dec. 31, and has enjoyed a steady climb up the leaderboard since. He jumped from 104 to 60 after his title appearance in the ATP 500-level Rio Open in February. He also earned 376 points from a semifinal appearance at the Masters 1000 event in Miami in March.

— With files from The Associated Press

Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon.
Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon

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