Tennis

Canada's Auger-Aliassime rolls into Sao Paulo quarter-finals

Montreal teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his impressive run on clay courts Thursday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) win over Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Brasil Open.

Teen is enjoying impressive run on clay courts after reaching Rio Open final last week

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime, pictured above at the Rio Open final, advanced in Sao Paulo on Thursday. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Montreal teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his impressive run on clay courts Thursday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) win over Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Brasil Open.

Auger-Aliassime, currently ranked 60th on the ATP Tour, fired 16 aces in the match that took two hours 10 minutes to complete.

The 18-year-old Canadian won 85 per cent of first-serve points but only 40 per cent on second serve.

But Auger-Aliassime kept the pressure on his veteran opponent. Though he only broke Ramos-Vinolas once, he had eight break-point opportunities against the Spaniard.

Ramos-Vinolas, a former world No. 17 currently ranked 86th, converted one of his two break-point chances.

Auger-Aliassime will face Laslo Djere in the quarterfinals after the Serbian downed Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2).

Djere defeated Auger-Aliassime in the final of the Rio Open last week.

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