Auger-Aliassime defeats Shapovalov in Barcelona Open All-Star game

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.

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov receives medical treatment during his third round match against Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday in Barcelona. (Alex Caparros / Getty Images)

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:

Montrealer Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the quarter-finals on Thursday by beating Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill 6-2, 6-3 in the third round at the Barcelona Open. 2:30 p.m.

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