Auger-Aliassime, 18, awarded Madrid Masters wildcard

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Felix Auger-Aliassime lost to John Isner in straight sets in the Miami Open semi-finals

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime been awarded a wildcard for May’s Madrid Masters after reaching the Miami Open semi-finals.

The 18-year-old was beaten by John Isner, who lost the final to Roger Federer, but rose to a career-high world ranking of 33 on Monday.

Auger-Aliassime is the youngest player in the current world top 50.

“I have great memories from my junior career at the Caja Magica, where I hope to produce some magic again,” he said.

Spain’s former world number three David Ferrer – in his final season before retirement – had already been offered one of the four wildcards on offer.

The Madrid Masters takes place from 5-12 May.



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