At the end of a long closed match, Taylor Fritz finally won Thursday evening against the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime (7-6 6-7 , 6-2) in the second match of the evening of the green group of the Turin Masters. More solid in service, the American (25) qualified for the semi-finals.
On the Italian court, the two players fought a real fight. More incisive, the 9th in the world set the tone of the meeting by seizing the first two games, but the Canadian quickly returned to the race. Neck and neck, the two players did not give up, each winning their service game. It was at the tie-break that the first set was played. Author of numerous faults, Félix Auger-Aliassime gave up some ground and let the first set slip away (7-6 ).
At the start of the second set, the 6th in the world took control of the game. More diligent on the court, the Canadian managed to hamper his opponent several times, but Taylor Fritz, implacable on the forehands, managed to come back to score, taking the two players into a second tie-break. Auger-Aliassime did not miss his chance (6-7 ).
In the last set, the Canadian, more feverish, completely dropped the game by making many mistakes, allowing Fritz to break for the first time in the game. After 2 hours 43 minutes of effort, the American was heading towards the semi-finals of the Turin Masters.