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Auger-Aliassime reaches first Challenger final in Lyon

Jun 17, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
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Sixteen-year-old Félix Auger-Aliassime advanced to his first career ATP Challenger Tour final on Saturday at the Open Sopra Steria in Lyon, France.

Playing in his second career Challenger semifinal, Auger-Aliassime defeated world no. 244 Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Ukraine 6-0, 6-3, this one day after beating fellow rising star Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals.

Auger-Aliassime will face Mathias Bourgue of France for the title on Sunday. The Canadian will attempt to follow in the footsteps of his compatriot and good friend Denis Shapovalov who won his maiden Challenger title earlier this year in Drummondville after topping Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals.

You can watch the Lyon final tomorrow morning, here.

Photo by: Open Sopra Steria