Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are still in contention at the Junior US Open, capturing a quarter-final doubles victory in New York on Thursday to become one of just four teams remaining in the boys’ draw.
The duo advanced past Egyptian-Japanese pair Youssef Hossam and Jumpei Yamasaki 6-1, 6-3 to make their first-ever Slam semifinal. The last Canadians standing at the US Open, they will take on German Louis Wessels and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas for a spot in the championship match.
Auger-Aliassime, age 15, is participating in his first junior Slam. He is currently Canada’s highest-ranked junior boy at world No. 26, while 16-year-old Shapovalov is second at world No. 53. The two have proven to be a formidable team, after recently playing each other in the singles finals of the U18 Rogers Outdoor Junior National Championships and ITF Grade 1 tournament in College Park, Maryland just a few weeks ago. Shapovalov was victorious at junior nationals with Auger-Aliassime returning the favour at College Park.
Both will take the court together at Flushing Meadows on Friday for their semifinal.