By The Canadian Press on October 15, 2020.
COLOGNE, Germany – Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cologne Indoors.
The third-seeded Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, beat Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the ATP Tour 250 indoor hard-court event on Thursday.
Auger-Aliassime, who received a first-round bye, never faced a break point against Laaksonen.
The Canadian won 27 of 30 points (90 per cent) when he got his first serve in.
It was Auger-Aliassime’s first match of the fall hard-court season, after he lost in the first round on clay at the French Open.
Auger-Aliassime will face world No. 82 Radu Albot of Moldova in the quarterfinals on Friday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 15, 2020.