LOS CABOS, Mexico — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the quarterfinals of the Los Cabos Open on Wednesday.
The Montreal native defeated Alex Hernandez 6-3, 7-5.
Auger-Aliassime hit 15 aces to Hernandez's zero, while breaking the Mexican on four out of seven opportunities.
It was the 21-year-old's first match of the tournament having received a bye into the round of 16.
He will go head-to-head against American Steve Johnson on Thursday with a semifinal spot on the line.
Auger-Aliassime is the highest-ranked Canadian on the ATP circuit as the world No. 9 and is the second seed in the tournament behind world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 3, 2022
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