A second clay WC for Auger-Aliassime

On the heels of Félix Auger-Aliassime’s wild card into this week’s Argentina Open, he has also been granted a main-draw pass into next week’s Rio Open.

The initial cutoff in Rio, despite being a 500-level event, actually was 10 spots higher than Buenos Aires (which is a 250). Auger-Aliassime currently is just four out of Rio on his own ranking and may well get in. 

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But now he doesn’t have to worry about it.

Clearly these events see the 18-year-old as a future star.

He makes his South American debut against Christian Garin of Chile Monday night.

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