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Auger-Aliassime to play Cilic in Stuttgart Open final

June 12, 2021 GMT
Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada serves the ball during his semi final match against Sam Querrey of the United States at the ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
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Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada serves the ball during his semi final match against Sam Querrey of the United States at the ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
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Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada serves the ball during his semi final match against Sam Querrey of the United States at the ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime is back in the final of the Stuttgart Open and will play Marin Cilic after both came through the semifinals on Saturday.

Third-seeded Auger-Aliassime defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, and Cilic progressed when Jurij Rodionov retired due to injury when Cilic was leading 6-3, 1-0.

Former U.S. Open champion Cilic is going for his first title since 2019 at Queen’s Club.

Auger-Aliassime will be going for his first title in his eighth final altogether. The Canadian lost the 2019 final in Stuttgart to Matteo Berrettini. On Saturday, he did not face a break point, and hit 13 aces to beat Querrey.

Cilic won both previous meetings with Auger-Aliassime. Sunday’s match will be their first meeting on grass.

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