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Top-seed Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz dispatched Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime from the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday night.

Alcaraz earned a straight-sets 6-4, 6-4 quarter-final victory over Auger-Aliassime. The eighth-seeded Canadian came into the match having won all three of his previous meetings with Alcaraz, including one in Canada’s upset win over Spain in the round-robin stage of last year’s Davis Cup.

Auger-Aliassime was appearing in the quarter-finals of the Masters-level event for the first time. He advanced with a dramatic 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) win over Tommy Paul on Tuesday, overcoming six match points,

The Canadian fired six aces in the match but double-faulted six times. Alcaraz also has as many aces (two) as double faults.

But Alcaraz broke Auger-Aliassime three times in 12 opportunities., The Canadian converted one of his four break chances.

In women’s doubles action, Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Brazilian partner Luisa Stefani lost their quarter-final match 6-2, 7-6 (4) to Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia and Japan’s Miyu Kato.