'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the semifinals of the Libema Open grass-court tennis tournament with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Karen Khachanov on Friday.
The tournament's second seed had eight aces to just one for Khachanov. Auger-Aliassime won 85 per cent of first-serve points, compared to 71 per cent for the fifth seed from Russia.
Auger-Aliassime had two of his aces in the final game, including one to setup the winning point.
The world No. 9 from Montreal improved his career record against Khachanov to 2-1.
Auger-Aliassime will face Dutch player Tim Van Rijthoven, ranked 205th in the world, in Saturday's semifinals.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 10, 2022.
The Canadian Press