The singles quarter-finals were staged on Friday at the Gatineau Futures presented by the Turpin Group, National Bank Financial. The $25,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) event is being played at the Sporthèque in Gatineau until March 6.
Brit Edward Corrie, who knocked out the tournament’s top seed in the second round, booked his place in the semifinals thanks to a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over American Deiton Baughman. 28-year-old Corrie is currently ranked no. 458 in the world after reaching a career-high of no. 215 in 2014. He was crowned champion of the Sherbrooke Futures in 2015, the seventh ITF Futures singles title of his career. In the semifinals, Corrie will play American Alex Kuznetsov who defeated his compatriot Eric Quigley 6-0, 6-4.
Saturday’s second semifinal will pit Tim Van Rijthoven of the Netherlands against Liam Broady of Great Britain. Van Rijthoven got the better of fourth-seeded Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. The 18-year-old is ranked no. 579 in the world, which is a career high. He won a pair of Futures titles in 2015 in Turkey and Greece. For his part, Broady was a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 winner over Alexios Halebian. The 22-year-old Brit is ranked no. 290 in the world and hit a career best of no. 158 last July. Broady enjoyed a lot of success at the junior level. He was runner up to Canadian Filip Peliwo at the junior U.S. Open in 2012 and was ranked no. 2 in the world.
In doubles, the Canadian duo of Félix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov were ousted in the semifinals 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 by Kozlov and Japan’s Kaichi Uchida. They will face Sebastian Faselow and Adrian Sikora in the final.