M 1000 INDIAN WELLS
Top-seed Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz dispatched Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4 from the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday night.The eighth-seeded Canadian came into the match having won all three of his previous meetings with Alcaraz, including one in Canada’s upset win over Spain in the round-robin stage of last year’s Davis Cup.
Auger-Aliassime fired six aces in the match but double-faulted six times. Alcaraz also has as many aces (two) as double faults.
But Alcaraz broke Auger-Aliassime three times in 12 opportunities., The Canadian converted one of his four break chances.
Also, with this quarterfinal victory against Auger-Aliassime, he claimed a 26th win at ATP Masters 1000 level, moving into second for wins as a teenager ahead of Denis Shapovalov (25), and only trailing Rafael Nadal (49).
He has become only the second player to make multiple semifinals as a teenager in Indian Wells men’s singles history. The only other player to achieve this feat is Andre Agassi – 1988 & 1990.