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Felix Auger-Aliassime comforts Jiri Lehecka, who had to withdraw from their Madrid Open semi-final due to injury. Photo: Bernat Armangue, AP / NTB

Of NTB | 05/03/2024 21:24:32

Sport: On Wednesday, the Canadian reached the semi-finals without hitting a ball when world number two Jannik Sinner withdrew due to a hip injury.

On Saturday it was 3-3 in the semi-final against Jiri Lehecka when the Czech gave up due to lower back pain.

Auger-Aliassime will meet Andrej Rublev in Sunday’s final. The Russian beat American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3 in his semi-final.

If Rublev wins the final, he will pass Ruud in the ATP rankings and take 6th place.

Auger-Aliassime has already made sure to get into the top 20 again.

(© NTB)

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