Auger-Aliassime makes history, sets up Isner semi in Miami

Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime was too good for Borna Coric in the Miami Open quarter-finals.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his superb run at the Miami Open, setting up a semifinal showdown with defending champion John Isner on Wednesday.

Auger-Aliassime, 18, has enjoyed a breakthrough year and the Canadian was too good for Borna Coric 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 in their quarter-final.

The teenager has a 14-6 win-loss record on the ATP Tour in 2019, including reaching the final in Rio de Janeiro and the last eight in Sao Paulo.

He became the youngest male semifinalist in the tournament's history and third youngest at an ATP 1000 tournament since 1990.

Playing his first ATP 1000 quarter-final, Auger-Aliassime outplayed Croatian 11th seed Coric.

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Next up for Auger-Aliassime is Isner, whose title defence stayed on track with a 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-5) win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

Isner is yet to drop a set at this year's tournament, but seven of the eight he has won have been tie-breaks.

In the other half of the draw, Roger Federer brushed past Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-2 to move into the quarterfinals.

The Swiss three-time champion was untroubled by Medvedev in a clash pushed back to Wednesday due to rain.

Federer will face Kevin Anderson in the last eight.

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