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

00:55  06 july  2019
00:55  06 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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.

WIMBLEDON , England — Canadians Milos Raonic and Felix Auger - Aliassime both are off to the Raonic , who has battled injuries throughout his career, took a medical timeout to deal with a left calf Auger - Aliassime broke the world No. 84 five times to lock down his second career Grand Slam win in

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

Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

WIMBLEDON, England — Milos Raonic is off to the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the fifth time in his career, but he won't be joined by fellow Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Raonic, the No. 15 seed from Thornhill, Ont., is the lone Canadian left in either singles draw at the Grand Slam after Montreal's Auger-Aliassime lost 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to Ugo Humbert of France in the third round on Friday.

Earlier, Raonic defeated American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-1.

Nineteenth-seeded Auger-Aliassime recorded his first two career Grand Slam victories this tournament, but the 18-year-old from Montreal fell short of setting up a fourth-round showdown against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

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.

Canada 's Felix Auger - Aliassime greets Corentin Moutet of France at the net after winning their Men's singles match Raonic , a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2016, will next face American Reilly Opelka. Raonic , who has battled injuries throughout his career, took a medical timeout to deal with a left calf

Canada 's Felix Auger - Aliassime celebrates after beating Corentin Moutet of France in a Men's singles The youngest male player at Wimbledon is into the third round. Eighteen-year-old Canadian Felix Auger - Aliassime Raonic needed treatment on his left ankle and Achilles when trailing 5-4 in

"Pressure got to me. ... It got to a point where it was a bit embarrassing," Auger-Aliassime said. "It was just tough. I just wasn't finding ways. I think he just did what he had to do. He was solid. From my end, it was pretty embarrassing."

Auger-Aliassime had 24 winners and 32 unforced errors. The 21-year-old Humbert, ranked 66th in the world, had 22 of each.

Two Canadian men never have advanced to the round of 16 in a Grand Slam in the same year.

Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon© Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Raonic, meanwhile, was happy with his performance.

"I thought it was good. I did the things I wanted to do," Raonic said. "You know, when it was important, I played as well as I could have."

Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, hasn't lost a set this tournament. He'll face No. 26 seed Guido Pella in the fourth round after the Argentine veteran upset No. 4 Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

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

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

Those tennis fans who saw Felix Auger - Aliassime beat Vasek Pospisil in an all- Canadian first round clash at Wimbledon on Monday might one day Despite losing the opening set against his Davis Cup team mate on a sun-baked Court 12, there was never a flicker of panic as Auger - Aliassime raised

Auger - Aliassime up and running at Wimbledon . It wouldn’t be his first matchup with a tennis legend. In May, he lost in straight sets to Rafael Nadal Auger - Aliassime said he is keeping his focus on what is immediately in front of him as opposed to looking ahead and figuring out possible scenarios.

Pella, 29, and Raonic, 28, never have faced each other.

Pella is in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time.

"It's going to be tough," Raonic said. "He played well here last year, beating Marin (Cilic), obviously getting a good win today, and even in his last match over (Andreas) Seppi who has always played well on grass. He's been on tour for a long time, and I don't know if he's been to this stage of a Grand Slam. But ... to beat Kevin (Anderson) here, that's a job very well done."

In a matchup of big servers on Friday, Raonic broke Opelka twice in each of the last two sets. Both players finished with 13 aces each but Raonic had only seven unforced errors to Opelka's 31.

The six-foot-11 Opelka was making his Wimbledon debut and knocked out three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the second round.

In women's doubles second-round play, the fourth-seeded team of Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski and China's Yifan Xu beat Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine and Arina Rodionova of Australia 6-2, 6-1.

In men's doubles second-round action, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil and Australia's Matthew Ebden lost 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to Joe Salisbury of Great Britain and Rajeev Ram of the U.S.

— with files from The Associated Press

Canada's Milos Raonic defeats Reilly Opelka, advances to next round at Wimbledon.
Canada's Milos Raonic is off to the round of 16 at Wimbledon. The No. 15 seed from Thornhill, Ont., defeated American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-1 in a third-round match on Friday. Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, hasn't lost a set this tournament. He'll face the winner of a match between No. 4 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa and No. 26 Guido Pella of Argentina in the fourth round. No. 19 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal was scheduled to face Ugo Humbert of France in a third-round match later Friday. Two Canadian men never have advanced to the round of 16 in a Grand Slam in the same year.

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