Auger-Aliassime ousts Tiafoe in front of home crowd to advance at the US Open

Felix-Auger Aliassime booked his quarterfinal ticket on Sunday night, as he overcame a concerted effort from Frances Tiafoe at the 2021 US Open.

The Canadian secured a 4-6 6-2 7-6(6) 6-4 victory over his opponent, with the home crowd doing their best to spur the American to victory. Although Tiafoe was dominant in the first set, momentum seemed to shift as Auger-Aliassime rallied back to take the second.

With the match leveled at one set apiece, neither man seemed ready to yield as the third went to a tiebreak, which Auger-Aliassime won mostly due to his consistent serving The World No.15 was particularly impressive on serve, hitting 24 aces while winning 83% of points behind his first serve.

With momentum on his side, Auger-Aliassime obtained the vital break in the fourth set. He eventually served out the match to book his spot in his second Grand Slam quarterfinal of the season, after reaching the same stage at Wimbledon earlier this year.

Awaiting the 12th seed is Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz, who's dream run continued as he defeated Peter Gojowczyk in their fourth round encounter.

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