The ninth time was good for Félix Auger-Aliassime. On Sunday, Quebec beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Rotterdam Tennis Championships to claim their first singles title on the ATP circuit.
The ninth player in the world rankings won in sets 6-4, 6-2. The biggest gain of his career occurred in 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Above, watch the end of the match and his emotional reaction after his first coronation on the ATP circuit.
Moments after the win, Quebec joined his coaches and his mom backstage. They reached the player’s father via a video call.
As in his previous matches in this competition held in the Netherlands, it was Auger-Aliassime who was particularly dominant on the serve. The 21-year-old made 64% of his first attempts and won 93% of the contested rallies in this case. In the first set, he was perfect when he sent the first serve.
“It’s a great day for me,” Auger-Aliassime said on the field moments after lifting the winner’s trophy. It’s great to do it here, considering I played my first game there. [d’un tournoi de type 500] On the ATP tour by obtaining a permit a few years ago. So it only makes sense that I win for the first time here.”
“It’s great that my mother is here to see me win my first title,” he added. It is so special to be with my family and girlfriend here. It’s the best day of my life. Hopefully this will be the first of several titles.”
“FAA” broke Tsitsipas three times in this duel and did not give his opponent the opportunity to do the same. He served as the fourth player on the world board for the first time on the first point of this match. Since you didn’t change the winning formula, the Maple Leaf representative did exactly the same in the second set. The Greek also broke in the fifth round of the second set.
“It’s quite impressive to see all the efforts and sacrifices you make every day,” Tsitsipas told Auger-Aliassime. I congratulate you and hope you keep winning titles, but not when I’m in the same tournament.
“Congratulations on your week Steve, winner replied. We have known each other for a long time and you have always caused me a lot of trouble. I think I am a better player thank you.”
This was the ninth time Auger-Aliassime had reached the final in an ATP singles event. He last played in tournaments in Stuttgart (2021), Melbourne (2021), Cologne (2020), Marseille (2020), Rotterdam (2020), Stuttgart (2019), Lyon (2019) and Rio de Janeiro (2019). ).
Quebec had won the doubles title with Paul Hubert Hurkacz at Paris Masters in 2020. Recently, at the beginning of the last month of January, Auger-Aliassime contributed significantly to Canada’s victory in the ATP Cup.
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