Felix Auger-Aliassime clinches special career milestone with Stockholm victory
Felix Auger-Aliassime has secured a significant career mark by advancing to the semi-finals of his final ATP event of 2021.
The Canadian has won more matches this season than any other, entering the Stockholm Open with a win-loss record of 36-23 in 2021.
After overcoming Filip Krajinovic in his first match, Auger-Aliassime took on rankings climber Botic van de Zandschulp in the quarter-finals.
What could have been a tricky test turned out quite smooth, as the 21-year-old claimed three breaks and surrendered none to win 6-4, 6-3 in just under 90 mintues.
Not only does that bring Auger-Aliassime to up to 38 wins on the season, it also means the Canadian now has 100 ATP tour level wins to his name.
His overall career record is now 100-75, a win percentage of 57%. He won six tour level matches in 2018, 33 in 2019, 23 in 2020 and now 38 this year.
Moving forward in Stockholm, Auger-Aliassime will be looking to claim a first career title at tour level.
He has appeared in eight finals previously, including two this year, but has failed to win on all eight occasions.
There is the possibility that the Canadian will face compatriot Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals.
Shapovalov is the defending champion from 2019, and faces Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech for a shot at the last four.
The two Canadians have played each other five times before on the ATP tour. Auger-Aliassime has won their last two meetings, both coming in 2021.
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