Felix Auger-Alissime defeated Denis Shapovalov 6–2, 6–3 in an All-Canadian third spherical match on the Barcelona Open on Thursday.
Montreal’s Tenth-seeded स्टरster-Alassime saved the one break level he confronted on clay court docket.
Seventh seeded Shapovalov from Richmond Hill, Ont., Might save solely 5 of the 9 break factors.
Throughout the match, Shapovalov didn’t look utterly wholesome as he laid his hand on the shoulder of a coach.
It was the third win for the 20-year-old Oscar-Aliasim in 5 profession conferences in opposition to top-level Shapovalov. Montryler is now 2–0 in opposition to Clay in opposition to 22-year-old Shapovalov.
Burma-Alassim was simpler on service. He gained 78 % of the factors when he obtained his first serve, 15 share factors higher than Shapovalov.
The 2 gamers are longtime pals after coming via the junior ranks. Shapovalov stayed on the household residence of Augir-Alissim throughout his illustrious run for the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in 2017.
On Friday, August-Aliasim will face No. 2 seed Stephanos Tsitipas of Greece within the quarter-finals. Tsitsipa beat Australia’s No. 14 seed Alex de Minaur 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.
After shedding the final three matches, Augres-Alassimee is 2-3 in opposition to Tsitsipas lifetime.