Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to Stuttgart Open quarter-final

The third-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime, bested 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.

Montreal native will face France's Ugo Humbert next

Montreal native Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated South Africa's Lloyd Harris 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Thursday. (Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

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.

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No. 3 seed Felix of Auger-Aliassime of Montreal defeated the unseeded Lloyd Harris of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarter-finals in Stuttgart, Germany. 3:13

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

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