Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime wins his first career title in Rotterdam

0

Content of the article

ROTTERDAM — Three years after making his ATP main draw debut in Rotterdam, Felix Auger-Aliassime’s career came full circle when he claimed his first title on the tour with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Greek seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday.

A title win has been a long time coming for the 21-year-old Canadian who has already fallen eight times at the final hurdle. After beating Andrey Rublev in the semi-final in three sets, he needed just 78 minutes to defeat Tsitsipas.

“It hasn’t been the easiest road since my first final three years ago,” Auger-Aliassime said.

“It’s an amazing day for me to get my first title and especially here. I played my first ATP main draw here a few years ago, so it’s only fitting that I won my first title here.

We apologize, but this video failed to load.

“I have lots of great memories playing here in front of you, so thank you for making this a special week for me that I will remember for the rest of my life. It’s the best day of my career and I hope this is the first of a long series to come.

It was Auger-Aliassime’s second lucky time in Rotterdam after losing the 2020 final to Gael Monfils. Auger-Aliassime fell in the Australian Open quarter-finals but started the season by helping Canada win the ATP Cup in Sydney.

Share.

Comments are closed.