Auger-Aliassime defeats Kecmanovic, Canada advances to Davis Cup knockout stage


Felix Auger-Aliassime took care of business on Saturday, defeating Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in two sets (6-3, 6-4) and pushing Canada through to the Davis Cup knockout stage.

Kecmanovic, currently ranked 33rd in the world, was previously 2-0 against the No. 13 Auger-Aliassime.

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The victory comes just a day after Auger-Aliassime beat world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, before joining countryman Vasek Pospisil for a doubles win to secure a Canadian victory over Spain.

Canada began the day with a loss, as 20-year-old Gabriel Diallo fell to Laslo Djere in straight sets.

With Auger-Aliassime’s win, Canada tied Serbia at 1-1 in the group stage tilt, but the win is enough to clinch regardless of the upcoming doubles match thanks to Canada’s win over Spain.

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