Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, Quebec made his fourth ATP final on Sunday. Auger-Aliassime reached the final two at the 2020 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands before losing to number one seed Gael Monfils of France, 6-2, 6-4.
Auger-Aliassime reached the final by beating Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 7-6, 6-4. It was an excellent tournament for Auger-Aliassime after he struggled for most of January on the hard court in Australia.
Last season, Auger-Aliassime reached three ATP Finals in 2019. He lost to Laslo Djere of Serbia 6-3, 7-5 at the Rio Open on February 24, Benoit Paire of France 6-4, 6-3 at the Lyon Open on May 25 and Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-4, 7-6 at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart, Germany on June 16.
The fact that Auger-Aliassime even participated in the Netherlands this past week was an interesting decision. He decided to play in Rotterdam instead of Rio de Janeiro this year even though he went all the way to the Rio Open final in 2019.
Obviously Auger-Aliassime would have liked a better result on Sunday, but there are some definite signs of greatness. Do not forget he is only 19 years of age. Auger-Aliassime is next scheduled to participate in the Open 13 event in Marseille, France this week. In the first round on Wednesday, Auger-Aliassime is slated to play Stefano Travaglia of Italy.