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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime gets Monte Carlo wild card

Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns to John Isner during their semifinal match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has been given a wild card into the Monte-Carlo Masters next week. The 18-year-old from Montreal is ranked 33rd in the world after a strong start to 2019, but wasn't ranked high enough to gain a spot in the main draw at the entry deadline several weeks ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lynne Sladky
April 12, 2019 - 12:39 PM

MONTE CARLO - Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has been given a wild card into the Monte-Carlo Masters next week.

The 18-year-old from Montreal is ranked 33rd in the world after a strong start to 2019, but wasn't ranked high enough to gain a spot in the main draw at the entry deadline several weeks ago.

Auger-Aliassime, who now lives in Monaco, will face a qualifier in the first round of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 event.

He joins No. 15 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., in the main draw of the clay-court tournament. Shapovalov meets Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in the first round.

Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov both reached the semifinals at the Miami Open, the last ATP Masters 1000 event.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., the top-ranked Canadian, will not play in Monte Carlo.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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