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Salvatore Caruso upsets second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime to reach the Sofia quarter-finals.

Caruso Ends Felix's Season In Sofia

Italian earns his best win of 2020 by FedEx ATP Ranking

Salvatore Caruso earned one of the biggest wins of his career on Wednesday, upsetting second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Sofia Open quarter-finals.

"Felix is a great champion," Caruso said of the World No. 21. "For me it's a really good win and it's just something I will bring with me. This season is almost over, but of course for the next one as well."

Stream over 7,000 full match replays from the ATP Tour

The 27-year-old Italian is into his second ATP Tour quarter-final. His first came in Umag last year. At that event, he defeated then-World No. 14 Borna Coric. In Sofia, he saved all six break points he faced to beat Canadian star Auger-Aliassime.

"I think I played a really solid match. My serve was very solid today, I got a lot of points when my first serve was in. I was feeling very confident with my serve, but also with my strokes from the baseline. I think that was the difference," Caruso said. "I didn't make many mistakes on the court."

Auger-Aliassime's season ends with a 23-19 record. He reached three ATP Tour finals (Rotterdam, Marseille, Cologne).

Caruso will next play former World No. 7 Richard Gasquet, who eased past #NextGenATP Czech Jonas Forejtek 6-4, 6-2. The Frenchman is pursuing his first ATP Tour title since 's-Hertogenbosch in 2018.

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