Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Auger-Aliassime Beats Munar to Advance to Rio Open Semifinal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Auger-Aliassime Beats Munar to Advance to Rio Open Semifinal

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Auger-Aliassime cruises into Rio semifinals

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Jaume Munar of Spain 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Friday to reach the semis at an ATP tournament for the first time in his young career.

The 18-year-old from Montreal broke Munar three times in the second set to seal the win.

He began the second set with a break, broke Munar once more to go up 4-3 -- rallying from 0-40 down to take the seventh game -- and again in the deciding game.

Auger-Aliassime will face Argentina's Pablo Cuevas in the semis on Saturday after Cuevas defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in their quarterfinal.

The Canadian won 63 per cent of his first-service points against Munar and saved 2-of-5 break points throughout the match, which lasted one hour 38 minutes. …

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