Felix Auger-Aliassime qualified for the quarter-finals of the Florence Open


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FLORENCE, Italy — Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime is through to the quarterfinals of the Florence Open after defeating Germany’s Oscar Otte 6-4, 6(2)-7, 6-2 in the round of 16.

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The 22-year-old Montrealer had 13 aces and 42 game winners in the two-hour, 29-minute match.

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Auger-Aliassime saved four out of six break points while Otte, ranked 55th in the world, saved five out of 10.

The Canadian enters the hard-court tournament as the No. 1 seed and will face eighth-seeded American Brandon Nakashima in the quarter-finals.

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Ranked 13th in the world, Auger-Aliassime beat Novak Djokovic to help Team World beat Team Europe in the Laver Cup last month.

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The other quarter-final matches will see home favorite Lorenzo Musetti take on American Mackenzie McDonald, seventh seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan take on American JJ Wolf and Swedish qualifier Mikael Ymer take on Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.

— With files from the Associated Press


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