Auger-Aliassime drops opening match of ATP Finals debut to Casper Ruud


Felix Auger-Aliassime’s late-season surge has taken him to the following degree.

The Montreal native made his ATP Tour Finals debut on Sunday, dropping a 7-6 (4), 6-4 choice to Norway’s Casper Ruud in Turin, Italy.

Auger-Aliassime earned his manner into the elite season-ending occasion in Turin, Italy, with a formidable 16-match win streak, profitable three of the ultimate 4 ATP Tour occasions of the 12 months.

The 22-year-old Auger-Aliassime took titles in Florence, Antwerp, and Basel throughout that run. He additionally received in Rotterdam earlier within the season.

WATCH l Auger-Aliassime falls in straight units to Norway’s Casper Ruud:

Auger-Aliassime loses opening match of ATP Finals

The Canadian teen fell in straight units to Norway’s Casper Ruud 7-6(4), 6-4 in ATP Finals group stage play.

He earned a personal-best 56 wins this season, lifting him up to a career-high No. 6 world rating.

Ruud, the world No. 4, improved to 3-1 in head-to-head conferences with Auger-Aliassime. Both gamers are in a bunch with Spain’s Rafael Nadal and American Taylor Fritz.

The Norwegian beat Auger-Aliassime within the Round of 64 in Madrid and within the quarterfinals of the National Bank Open in Montreal earlier this season.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., is the one different Canadian to ever qualify for the ATP Tour World Finals, having performed within the occasion in 2014 and 2016. Raonic misplaced within the semifinals in 2016 and misplaced each of his matches in 2014.

Switzerland wins Billie Jean King Cup

Switzerland received the most important prize in girls’s workforce tennis for the primary time after Belinda Bencic accomplished a near-perfect event by beating Australia’s Alja Tomljanovic in straight units Sunday within the Billie Jean King Cup last.

The win offers Switzerland an unassailable 2-0 lead after Jil Teichmann outlasted Australia’s Storm Sanders 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 within the opening singles match.

Bencic had not dropped a set all week and prolonged that streak by beating Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the title.

The Swiss had by no means received the competitors previously often called the Fed Cup, dropping the ultimate in 1998 and once more final 12 months. Australia received it seven occasions, however the final was in 1974. The Australians additionally misplaced within the last in 2019.


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