VIENNA – Félix Auger-Aliassime was hot against Britain’s Cameron Norrie, at the Omnium Erste Bank.
The Quebecer saved three match points in the second set before winning 2-6, 7-6 (6) and 6-4, in the second round of the tournament.
Sixth seed, Auger-Aliassime lost 3-6 in the tiebreaker in the second set before winning five consecutive games, leading to a final round.
The 12th racket in the world had never won a match in Vienna before this week.
At 4-4 in the third set, Auger-Aliassime scored a zero break before sealing the result, securing his place in the quarter-finals.
Auger-Aliassime overthrows Norrie
Auger-Aliassime will find the German Alexander Zverev, second seed, who defeated the Australian Alex de Minaur 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
However, the tournament is over for favorite Stefanos Tsitsipas, beaten 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4 by Frances Tiafoe of the United States.
Tiafoe prevailed 3-2 for the breakages, among other things because the Greek committed six double faults, against none for his rival.
Ranked 49th in the world, Tiafoe will have Diego Schwartzman, eighth seed as his next opponent. The Argentinian dismissed the French Gaël Monfils 7-6 (5), 4-6 and 6-2.
The Norwegian Casper Ruud, fourth seed, won against the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, 7-5, 4-6 and 6-4.
Italy’s Jannik Sinner also reached the quarterfinals, thanks to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Austria’s Dennis Novak.
Zverev continues his journey to Vienna