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Auger-Aliassime stuns Coric to become youngest Miami Open semi-finalist ever

Auger-Aliassime stuns Coric to become youngest Miami Open semi-finalist ever
By Eurosport

28/03/2019 at 07:37Updated 28/03/2019 at 09:47

18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime became the youngest tennis player in history to reach the Miami Open last four with a 7-6(3) 6-2 win over Croatia's Borna Coric.

The Canadian smashed the ATP tournament's 35-year history books by defeating Coric in straight sets in Miami.

Auger-Aliassime's win against the Miami Open's 11th seed was his fifth career match against a player inside the ATP ranking's top 20 and his fifth successive victory.

The youngster was surprised with the win but admitted he "felt really comfortable" during the match, despite creating history in the United States.

“Playing Borna, who's been established for a few years now, I definitely didn't expect to win. I expected more, a set like in the first. But the second really surprised me. I felt like I had margin over him, had a bit of an edge. I just felt really comfortable out there from the first balls.”

“Everyone is super excited back home. It's great to hear all these good comments from them. It puts a lot of belief in tennis in Canada.”

" It's a privilege to be compared to all these great players. "
Félix Auger-Aliassime at the Miami Open

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The Canadian is currently the youngest player ranked within the ATP top 100 (ranked no.57) but he is expected to reach the top 35 when the new rankings are released on Monday.

Auger-Aliassime will play defending champion John Isner in the Miami Open semi-final on Friday.