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Stuttgart (DPA) – Thanks to successfully mastering the tiebreak crime thriller, 2019 finalist Felix Auger-Aliassim has made it to the semi-finals yet again at the tennis tournament in Stuttgart. 21st in the world. Canada beat sixth seed Frenchman Ugo Humbert 7:6 (7:5), 7:6 (10:8) on Friday and lived up to his role as a favourite. After 2:03 hours, Canada used their fourth match point in front of some spectators on center court.
Auger-Aliassim had lost three consecutive match points in the first tie-break to lead 6-3 and faced two more sets of balls. Even at 5:4 in the second set, Humbert had a chance to force the third round. A total of 500 visitors have been admitted to the TC Weissenhof facility. Tickets were given to contractors and voucher holders, but no tickets were sold.
Auger-Aliassim is third in the tournament preparing for Wimbledon and will now face former Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey in the semi-finals on Saturday. The unsettled US-American overcame Swiss talent Dominic Stricker in the previous quarterfinals with 6:7 (4:7), 7:6 (7:4), 6:3 successes. Initially none of the five German participants made it to the quarter-finals of the lawn tournament, which was concluded with €618,735.
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