Auger-Aliassime downs Alcaraz in Basel

Felix Auger-Aliassime has maintained his perfect record against the world's No.1 player Carlos Alcaraz, beating the Spaniard 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors.

The Canadian improved to 3-0 against the US Open champion while extending his overall win streak to 12 matches in October as he moved just one match away from earning a third successive ATP title in consecutive weeks.

The 19-year-old Alcaraz created the first break-point chance faced by Auger-Aliassime all week in Basel on Saturday - but he failed to take it in what proved to be the final game of the match.

Auger-Aliassime clinched victory with a service winner and will seek his third straight title in Sunday's final against another 19-year-old, Holger Rune.

"So far it has been very close to perfect," Auger-Aliassime said of his play in Basel.

"I've been serving amazing, not getting broken once yet.

"There's still one match to go, but it's been a fantastic week, played some great tennis, and again today against the best player in the world."

Rune, who is ranked No. 25 though unseeded in Basel, also advanced to the final after beating sixth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (8-6).

Like Auger-Aliassime, the Danish teen is in great form, set to win a second title in a week after his triumph in the Stockholm Open.