Rolex Paris Masters – Félix Auger-Aliassime dominates Frances Tiafoe and goes into the semis

And 1, and 2, and 3-0 for Félix Auger-Aliassime in his face-to-face with Frances Tiafoe. Still on his little cloud, the Canadian won his 16th game in a row to qualify, for the second time in his career, and the first time in Paris, in the semi-finals of a Masters 1000. First well above of his opponent, he had to fight to conclude his quarter in two sets and win after 1h33 of play (6-1, 6-4). He is now waiting to find out who from Carlos Alcaraz or Holger Rune will join him in the last four.

He confirms it match after match but yes, “FAA” is more and more solid. He demonstrated it again this Friday, when he served for the match, against an audience that was pushing in favor of his opponent, whose late return to form almost changed the game. It was without counting on the rock from Montreal. Who also played to scare himself, lacking sharpness on some crucial points of the 2nd set, when he was alone on stage for a little over an hour in this part.

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Tiafoe’s burst came too late

With a formidable service, as usual in recent weeks, the recent winner of the tournaments in Florence, Antwerp and Basel first clearly dominated a Tiafoe not really in combat mode. It must be said that faced with the warheads of the seeded number 8, who conceded only two points behind his face-off in the first act, the break conceded at the outset by the semi-finalist of the US Open n didn’t help build confidence.

In the aftermath, author of avoidable faults, the American saw the games scroll in favor of the 22-year-old player, causing more and more signs of frustration in Tiafoe. Again abused in the second set, broken quickly, it seemed to give up, especially after he conceded a ball 4-1. But Auger-Aliassime began to commit more and more mistakes, and this allowed his opponent to believe, little by little, in a possible return.

Especially after he saved five match points at 5-3 against him, thanks to a first service ball found and a few well-felt shots. Returning to 5-4, he then tried to place a boost to doubt the protege of Toni Nadal, who, at 30 everywhere in the last game, won a magnificent point to fly away to victory. In what will be his first Masters 1000 semi-final since Miami in 2019, Auger-Aliassime intends to continue his very good series of successes.

In the aftermath, author of avoidable faults, the American saw the games scroll in favor of the 22-year-old player, causing more and more signs of frustration in Tiafoe. Again abused in the second set, broken quickly, it seemed to give up, especially after he conceded a ball 4-1. But Auger-Aliassime began to commit more and more mistakes, and this allowed his opponent to believe, little by little, in a possible return.

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