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Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Sebastian Korda to win the European Open title


Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime was quite late.

The Montreal native is defeated Sebastian Korda of the United States 6-3, 6-4 to win his second consecutive ATP Tour championship at European Expansion on Sunday. Auger-Aliassime entered the tournament after winning the Firenze Open last week.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada reacts after winning the men’s singles final against United States Sebastian Korda at the European Open tennis tournament in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, October 23, 2022. PRESS CANADIAN. / AP-Olivier Mathys.

“You know, it’s great to win again, consecutive tournaments and win Antwerp for the first time against a player like Sebi (Korda), a great player – one of the the great coming,” Auger-Aliassime said in his post-match interview.

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“And it was a really tough week. I had to play many difficult matches – physically difficult. So to get through and win today, that’s great. I’m very excited and happy to get another title. “

Auger-Aliassime hit seven aces, five of which came in the opening set, and won 85% of his first serve in the one-hour and 25-minute match. The 22-year-old saved two of Korda’s four break chances while converting both of his own.

Entering the match, Auger-Aliassime has only conceded 1 goal in 3 matches.

The Canadian player currently has a 2-1 advantage over Korda in career matches. The last time the two met, Korda beat Auger-Aliassime 6-2, 6-2 at the Estoril Open in April.


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“Last time we played well against me, so I’m glad I was able to win against you,” Auger-Aliassime told Korda after the game. “You’re a great player, so keep going like this and good luck to you and your team for the rest of the year.”

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Auger-Aliassime, ranked 10th in the world, now has three ATP Tour titles in his career, having also won the Rotterdam Open in February. After losing the first eight ATP Tour finals of his career, he has won three of four finals with all of his wins in consecutive sets.

In the opening set, Auger-Aliassime got his first break at 3-2, where he was able to consolidate his lead using a drop, followed by a winner. forehand below the lime line. After dropping one more game, Auger-Aliassime held the love in the last two games to win the set.

Down 2-2 in the second half, Auger-Aliassime broke Korda’s serve to take the lead. Opening the score to 2-1, Auger-Aliassime never took the lead again, taking a 3-2 lead.

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