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Canada's Auger-Aliassime loses to Korda in Estoril Open quarterfinals

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Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot from Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Wilfredo Lee

ESTORIL, Portugal — Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the Estoril Open tennis tournament after a 6-2, 6-2 quarterfinal loss to American Sebastian Korda on Friday.

Auger-Aliassime, the top seed at the ATP 250 clay court event, struggled to stay out of trouble in the match, and eighth-seed Korda took advantage.

Korda had 11 break-point chances in the match and cashed in on five of them. 

The American faced break point just three times and saved two.

Auger-Aliassime won just 48 per cent of service points and 38 per cent of return points, compared to Korda's 62 per cent on serve and 52 per cent when returning.

Korda will face fellow American Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press