Auger-Aliassime defeats Shapovalov in all-Canadian match at Barcelona Open

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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime plays a backhand against fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov in their third round match at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2021 in Barcelona on Thursday. (Alex Caparros/Getty Images - image credit)
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime plays a backhand against fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov in their third round match at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2021 in Barcelona on Thursday. (Alex Caparros/Getty Images - image credit)

Felix Auger-Aliassime has won the latest Canadian clash with Denis Shapovalov, taking a straight sets victory in the third round of the Barcelona Open on Thursday.

The 10th-seeded Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, beat seventh-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., 6-2, 6-3 at the clay-court event on Wednesday.

The win gives Auger-Aliassime a slight edge in the career head-to-head series at the top level, which now stands at 3-2 in his favour.

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