Canada's Auger-Aliassime defeats American Johnson en route to Los Cabos Open semis

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime continues to have a strong run at the Los Cabos Open. The Montreal native defeated Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 (3) to move on to the semifinals.

Montreal native hits 17 aces in straight-sets victory

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada celebrates a point during a quarter-final victory against Steve Johnson of the United States at the Los Cabos Open in San José del Cabo, Mexico on Thursday. (Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime continues to have a strong run at the Los Cabos Open.

Auger-Aliassime hit 17 aces to Johnson's four and broke the American on one of seven attempts.

Ranked ninth in the world and the second seed in the tournament, Auger-Aliassime defeated Mexico's Alex Hernandez on Wednesday after receiving a bye into the round of 16.

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The Canadian had his serve and groundstrokes on point to move on to the semis.

The 21-year-old will next face Cameron Norrie on Friday for a spot in the final.

A win in the semifinals would pit Auger-Aliassime against either world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev or Miomir Kecmanovic, who will play against each other in the other semifinal match.

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