Auger-Aliassime forfeits, Son in the semi-finals of the ATP 250 in Lyon
By Le Figaro with AFP Published 26 minutes ago , Update just now Arthur Son Sandrine Thesillat / PANORAMIC The young Frenchman (18) qualified for the semi-finals of the ATP…
By Le Figaro with AFP
26 minutes ago
Update just now
Arthur Son Sandrine Thesillat / PANORAMIC
The young Frenchman (18) qualified for the semi-finals of the ATP 250 tournament in Lyon after the package of the Canadian, seeded number 1.
The Canadian Félix Auger-Aliime forfeited Thursday for his quarter-final of the Lyon tournament, offering the young Frenchman Arthur Fils a direct ticket to the semi-finals.
Seeded N.1 in the event and 10th player in the world, the Canadian said he has suffered from pain in his right shoulder since the start of the week. “I thought it was nothing and that with the care it would get better and better“, he explained during a press conference.
“I was able to play on Wednesday but in the second set I managed to serve but I felt discomfort in the forehand. This morning (Thursday) while training, I felt too much pain to be competitive for a full game and continue the tournament. It seemed logical to me to stop there“, he added.
His package leaves the field open to Arthur Fils. The young Frenchman, 18, 112th in the world, will face Friday in the last four the American Brandon Nakashima, seeded N.8, who beat his compatriot Tommy Paul (N.3) 6-3, 7-6 (7 /4).
It will be his third semi-final this season after the Montpellier and Marseille tournaments, a step he has never reached on the main circuit.
Auger-Aliime will continue his treatment in Paris, where he will go on Friday, with the aim of being handed over to the French Open at Roland-Garros which begins on Sunday.
The other semi-final will pit Briton Cameron Norrie, seeded N.2, against Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, seeded N.4, 28th in the ATP rankings. The latter beat the Briton Jack Dr, 60th in the world, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 while Norrie, 14th in the world, got rid of the Argentinian, Sebastian Baez, seeded N.5 and 44th at ATP, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.