Felix Auger-Aliassime wins fifth career ATP title

Felix Auger-Aliassime (Hameltion, Wikimedia Commons)

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal, Quebec won his fifth career ATP title on Sunday. He won the Swiss Indoor in Basel by beating Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 7-6, 7-6. Auger-Aliassime won the first set in a tiebreak 7-3, and the second set in a tiebreak 7-5.

Auger-Aliassime beat two seeded players this week. In addition to beating Hurkacz, he beat Holger Rune of Denmark in the semifinals 6-3, 6-2.

This was Auger-Aliassime’s first ATP title of 2023. A year ago he was victorious four times. Auger-Aliassime won the 2022 Rotterdam Open where he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the final, 6-4, 6-2, won the 2022 Firenze Open in Florence, Italy, where he beat J.J. Wolf of the United States in the final, 6-4, 6-4, won the 2022 European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, where he beat Sebastian Korda of the United States in the final, 6-3, 6-4, and won the 2022 Swiss Indoor, where he beat Rune in the final, 6-3, 7-5.

Auger-Aliassime will now compete in the first round of the Paris Indoor 1000 Masters Series starting on Tuesday. He will face Jan-Lennard Stuff of Germany. Stuff won their first meeting  in the round robin of the 2020 ATP Cup in Brisbane, Australia, by a score of 6-1, 6-4. Auger-Aliassime won their second meeting in the first round of Rotterdam in 2020, by a score of 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

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