Dream run continues for Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Rio Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime fist pump

Felix Auger-Aliassime can tick off an ATP Tour semi-final from his to-do list after the Canadian reached his maiden last four at the Rio Open.

After stunning second seed Fabio Fognini in the first round, Auger-Aliassime continued his chargeon Friday with Jaume Munar the latest player he dispatched to reach the semi-final.

The Canadian came out on top of the 6-4, 6-3 encounter.

The first set was a topsy-turvy affair with five breaks in total with Auger-Aliassime edging it 3-2 while he also broke three times in the second set.

“This is what I work for every day. It’s what I get up for every morning,” he said.

“As soon as I walked on court, I felt the energy from the crowd and felt like I couldn’t get tired. The tournament isn’t over yet, but this feels great.”

He will face Pablo Cuevas for a place in the final after the Uruguayan beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and 30 minutes.

Laslo Djere, who beat top seed Dominic Thiem in the first round, secured a 6-4, 7-5 win over Casper Ruud from Norway and he will take on Aljaz Bedene after the Slovenian beat qualifier Hugo Dellien of Bolivia 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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