Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to Stuttgart Open quarter-final
Montreal native will face France's Ugo Humbert next
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Open.
The third-seeded Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, beat South Africa's Lloyd Harris 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a second-round match on Thursday at the ATP Tour 250 grass-court event.
Auger-Aliassime won 81 per cent of his points when he got his first serve in and saved nine of 10 break points against the 54th-ranked Harris.
The Canadian, who got a bye in the first round, is playing his first grass event of the season after bowing out of the French Open in the opening round.
WATCH | Auger-Aliassime wins in straight sets to advance to the Stuttgart Open quarters:
Auger-Aliassime will face world No. 32 Ugo Humbert of France in the quarter-finals.
Top seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., had his second-round match against Spain's Feliciano Lopez suspended because of rain.
They'll play a third set Friday after splitting the first two.
With files from CBC Sports