The streak does not end for Federico Delbonis, this time his victim was the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (21 °), whom he defeated with a resounding 7-6 (3), 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters 1000, the first time you reach that instance in a tournament of that size.
The Argentine (64th) broke early in the first set, but the Frenchman reacted in time and led him to a tie-break that the Argentine managed to win smoothly. The second set was all for Delbonis, who with solid serves and a fierce defense completely clouded Auger-Aliassime. Now he will have to face the tough Reilly Opelka, who cleared Aslan Karastev in straight sets in the round of 16.
With this triumph, the man from Azul virtually returns to the Top 50, he is the second player with the most victories in brick dust so far this 2021 with 14 games, only surpassed by the Spanish Albert Ramos Viñolas with 17 wins. At age 30, the native of Azul, climbs 14 positions in the ranking, gets into the Top 50, and once again confirms his good present, possibly the best.