Basel: Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz will face No. 9 Felix Au ger – Aliassime in the Swiss Indoors semifinals after both advanced in straight sets Friday. Alcaraz, who won the U.S. Open last month, clinched a 6-3, 6-4 win against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta with a service winner.
” It is difficult to play against a friend like Pablo, ” the 19 – year – old Alcaraz said in a post-match interview on the court. ” Every day we go and have dinner, lunch together. “
Auger – Aliassime hit 31 winners and made just four unforced errors in a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alexander Bublik.
The 22 – year – old Canadian is seeking a third straight title after wins in Florence, Italy, and Antwerp, Belgium this month and has not faced a break point on his serve in three matches at Basel.
Auger – Aliassime landed in Alcaraz’s half of the draw as the third-seeded player in the Basel meet.