Felix Auger-Aliassime completes double over Brits as he beats Cameron Norrie in Rotterdam

If winning against Andy Murray wasn’t enough, Felix Auger-Aliassime secured a British double after taking out Cameron Norrie in the quarter-final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.

The Canadian is targeting his first singles title on the ATP Tour and is making good progress in Rotterdam having booked his place in the semi-final. 

Norrie, who was hoping to avenge Andy Murray's defeat to the Canadian, put on a strong display but ultimately fell to a 7-5 7-6 defeat.

The Brit fought back from a break down in the opening set and then opened up an early lead in the second before Auger-Aliassime levelled at 4-4.

Cameron Norrie of Team Great Britain reacts during his match against Alexander Zverev of Team Germany on day 2 of the ATP Cup tennis tournament at Qudos Arena in Sydney, Sunday, January 2, 2022

Norrie saved two match points in the 12th game to force a tie-break, but Auger-Aliassime moved into a 6-2 lead before taking his fifth chance to wrap up victory.

Auger-Aliassime, who held a match point against Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, reached the final of this tournament back in 2020 but fell to a straight sets defeat to Gael Monfils.

He will now be looking to end his eight-match losing run in ATP tournament finals as he looks to claim his first piece of major silverware.

Elsewhere, twenty-year-old Czech Jiri Lehecka continued his breakthrough run by beating Italian Lorenzo Musetti 6-3 1-6 7-5 to reach his first ATP Tour semi-final.

There, he will face top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has picked up where he left off at the Australian Open and saw off Australia's Alex De Minaur 6-4 6-4.

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