Auger-Aliassime defeats Shapovalov in Barcelona Open All-Star game
Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 6-3 in an all-Canadian third round match at the Barcelona Open on Thursday.
10th seed Auger-Aliassime of Montreal saved the only break point he faced on clay.
Seventh-seeded Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., Could only save five of nine break points.
Shapovalov did not appear to be in full health as a coach looked at his shoulder during the game.
It was the third victory in five career meetings against Shapovalov at the highest level for Auger-Aliassime, 20. The Montrealer is now 2-0 on clay against 22-year-old Shapovalov.
Auger-Aliassime was much more efficient at serving. He won 78% of the points in his first serve, 15 percentage points better than Shapovalov.
WATCH | Auger-Aliassime takes victory against Shapovalov at the Barcelona Open: