Auger-Aliassime, 18, to play Berrettini in Stuttgart final

The Associated Press
Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot to Dustin Brown of Germany, during the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany. Auger-Aliassime won 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2). (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot to Dustin Brown of Germany, during the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany. Auger-Aliassime won 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2). (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime will play Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final of the Stuttgart Open.

The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime progressed to his third tour-level final without playing on Saturday as compatriot Milos Raonic withdrew ahead of their semifinal due to back problems. The sixth-seeded Raonic lost last year's final to Roger Federer, who opted not to defend his title.

Berrettini defeated Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 7-5 in the other semifinal. The 30th-ranked Berrettini will be going for this third tour title and his first on grass after victories in Budapest in April, and Gstaad, Switzerland, last year.

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The 21st-ranked Auger-Aliassime previously reached championship matches in Rio de Janeiro in February and the Lyon Open in May - both on clay.

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