Felix Auger-Aliassime saves match point as he ends Dustin Brown’s magical run
Qualifier Dustin Brown’s dream run at the MercedesCup has come to an end as he lost in three tight sets against Felix Auger-Aliassime.
German Brown secured his first ATP Tour-level win of the year in the opening round in Stuttgart when he beat John Millman and then followed it up with a stunning upset of top seed Alexander Zverev.
However, his journey was ended by seventh seed Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-final with the teenager saving a match point en route to a 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-2) victory.
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Brown found himself serving for the match at 5-4 and eked out a match point after saving two break points, but his volley went wide and the Canadian ultimately ended up winning the game and the match.
Next up for Auger-Aliassime is fellow Canadian Milos Raonic, who defeated Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 6-4.
The other semi-final will be between unseeded pair Matteo Berrettini and Jan-Lennard Struff after they both came through two-setters.
Italian Berrettini was too good for American Denis Kudla as he secured a 6-3, 6-3 win while German Struff beat French wildcard Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4.
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