After a stunning victory over Roger Federer earlier this week, Quebecker Felix Agar-Aliasim continued his path to the turf tournament in Halle, Germany, as he qualified for the semi-finals on Friday, easily advancing to American Marcos Giron in two sets of 6 sets. -3 and 6-2.
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In the previous round, Agger-Aliasim defeated Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in three sets on Wednesday.
“The main focus is on my focus,” said Ager-Aliasim, quoting the ATP website, about the emotions he experienced after the clash against the iconic Swiss player. I received a lot of messages and attention and it was tricky. This can take you out of your zone and you need to focus on the tournament. ”
“Outsiders didn’t understand, because even though I seemed to win easily, I still had to play good tennis and a good game,” the Canadian said of the match against Giron. I think I did well, I stayed in my zone and played well again. ”
Is strong in service
Agar-aliasim did very well on the serve, especially when he did 14 aces. He also won 94% of the exchanges he played on his first serve.
In all, the 20-year-old sensation and his opponent spent just 59 minutes a day on the grass pitch. Opportunistic, the Montreal native broke Giron three times.
“I’ve played well the last two weeks, I trust myself a lot and I dominate the serve. As soon as I broke his service. [en première manche]“I felt less stress and things were getting better,” Agar-aliasim said.
“I don’t think Marcos played his best game,” Quebecker said. I ‘ve seen him play incredible matches before. I put a lot of pressure on him and I was able to control the rally. I can be happy with my acting. ”
He also won the doubles
In the semi-finals, Agar-Aliasim will face Ugo Humbert, a Frenchman who fell to American Sebastian Corda in three innings in the quarterfinals.
Agar-Aliasim was also in the doubles on Friday. With Polish Hubert Hurkaz, he defeated South Africa’s Lloyd Harris and Israel’s Jonathan Erlich 6-3, 6-4 in two sets. Agar-aliasim and Hurkaz reached four quarters of the event.