Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime drops quarterfinal against Stefanos Tsitsipas

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BARCELONA, Spain — Felix Auger-Aliassime is out of the Barcelona Open after a 6-3, 6-3 quarterfinal loss against No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece on Friday.

The 10th-seeded Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, has lost his past four matches against Tsitsipas after winning his first two.

Tsitsipas saved all three break points he faced against Auger-Aliassime in the clay-court confrontation.

Auger-Aliassime, who beat fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the previous round, was 2-for-5 in the same category.

"He's a good player. He showed it again today," Auger-Aliassime said.

"He served well the whole match. He was just more solid than me overall I think."

Tsitsipas won the first big clay-court event of the season last week when he captured the Monte Carlo ATP Masters event.

The Greek star will face No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner of Italy in the semifinals of the ATP Tour 500 event.

Auger-Aliassime is scheduled to take next week off.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press