Auger-Aliassime 16-match win streak halted in Paris semifinals by Holger Rune


Felix Auger-Aliassime’s win streak has come to an finish.

The Montreal native fell to Denmark’s Holger Rune 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Paris Masters.

Auger-Aliassime received 16 matches in a row, together with three ATP Tour titles, earlier than the loss in Paris. He beat Rune final Sunday in the Swiss Indoors remaining for his third consecutive title.

Auger-Aliassime struggled to maintain up with Rune on Saturday, who relied closely on his returns to outlast the Canadian.

“I noticed some statistic that [my] backhand goes effectively in this match,” stated Rune. “So I attempted to make use of that a bit bit, particularly towards Felix who has such a fantastic forehand and serve.”

WATCH | Rune places finish to Auger-Aliassime’s late-season win streak:

Unforced errors sink Felix Auger-Aliassime on the Paris Masters

Fatigue and errors led to the Canadian’s undoing in the semifinals.

Auger-Aliassime gave Rune credit score after the match.

“He form of uncovered weaknesses in my recreation,” stated Auger-Aliassime. “He was simply taking part in so aggressively with out lacking. I have not seen, or I have not performed, many gamers that have been this aggressive and hitting that onerous, that deep.”

Auger-Aliassime’s win streak has earned him a spot in the ATP Finals beginning Nov. 13 in Turin, Italy, the first time he has certified for the elite season-ending match.

The 22-year-old Auger-Aliassime has additionally performed himself into rivalry for the Lionel Conacher Award, the Canadian Press’s honour for male athlete of the 12 months.

WATCH | Auger-Aliassime pulls off shot by way of his legs:

Auger-Aliassime makes shot of the match in Paris

Felix Auger-Aliassime goes by way of the legs after monitoring down a deep ball for a incredible return.

Rune, 19, will play his first Masters remaining towards six-time Paris Masters champion Novak Djokovic, who beat fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in their semifinal later in the day.

Rune, who received each of his profession titles this 12 months, reached his fourth straight remaining of the season.

Contesting his first Masters semifinal, he received 86 per cent of his factors on first serve and confronted no break factors. He ended Auger-Aliassime’s 16-match profitable run and the 22-year-old Canadian’s bid for a fourth straight title.

Djokovic reaches eighth Paris Masters remaining

Djokovic beat Tsitsipas for the eighth straight time, edging an entertaining semifinal 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (4) to remain on observe for a record-extending seventh Paris Masters title on Saturday.

Tsitsipas was 15-40 down on his serve in the ninth recreation of the deciding set however saved two break factors — the second with a chic one-handed backhand drop shot following a protracted rally — and held for 5-4.

“Some unbelievable factors in direction of the tip,” Djokovic stated. “I’m simply actually glad to beat this problem.”

The sixth-seeded Djokovic trailed 4-3 in the tiebreaker however received the following two factors to go 5-4 up, and with two serves to return towards the fifth-seeded Greek.

After a weak second serve, he used nice defence to edge a rally when Tsitsipas patted a forehand volley into the online to provide Djokovic a primary match level. He took it with a smash on the web, cupped a finger to his ear and yelled “Come on!” to the group on the Bercy Arena.

“It’s very candy if you win matches like this towards among the finest gamers in the world,” Djokovic stated. “I believed I began the match very effectively, once more, nice hitting like yesterday. I had possibilities early on in the second. The momentum shifted, the group obtained into it. I believe he elevated his stage of tennis.”

The 21-time Grand Slam champion can also be aiming for a record-extending thirty ninth Masters title, a fifth title this season and a 91st profession general to maneuver one behind 22-time main winner Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic improved to 9-2 in matches towards Tsitsipas, who received two of their first three however now hasn’t crushed Djokovic because the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals in October 2019.

Dabrowski, Olmos eradicated at WTA Finals

Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and taking part in accomplice Giuliana Olmos of Mexico have been crushed 7-6 (5) and 6-2 Saturday night time in the WTA Finals ladies’s doubles by Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine.

The match took one hour, 26 minutes to play.

The winners had seven aces in comparison with Dabrowski’s one and the received 73 per cent of their factors on first serve in comparison with Dabrowski’s 50 per cent.

With the loss, and 1-2 file, Dabrowski and Olmos will not advance to the semifinal spherical.

Alcaraz tears abdomen muscle

Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an belly muscle tear whereas taking part in on the Paris Masters.

The Spanish teenager pulled out throughout a second-set tiebreaker towards fellow 19-year-old Holger Rune in their quarter-final on Friday. Following medical exams, the U.S. Open champion posted particulars of his damage on Saturday.

“Unfortunately that is the results of my damage: an inside indirect muscle tear in the left belly wall with an estimated restoration time of six weeks,” Alcaraz wrote on Twitter. “I will not make the ATP Finals or the Davis Cup Finals. It is hard and painful for me to overlook these two occasions, that are so necessary to me, however all I can do is be constructive and deal with my restoration.”

The ATP Finals are scheduled for Nov. 13-20 in Turin, Italy, with the Davis Cup Finals happening from Nov. 23-27 in Malaga, Spain.

The Australian Open begins on Jan. 16.

Alcaraz shall be changed on the ATP Finals by American Taylor Fritz.

Alcaraz finishes a outstanding season with a 57-13 file and 5 titles, together with Masters trophies in Madrid and Miami. In September, he turned the youngest No. 1 in the ATP computerized rankings since they started in 1973.


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