Canada’s Auger-Aliassime wins Florence Open tennis title


Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime gained his second tennis title on Sunday, beating American J.J. Wolf on an ace in Florence, Italy.

Auger-Aliassime beat Wolf 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 41 minutes on the UniCredit Firenze Open, an ATP 250 event.

“It by no means will get previous. Winning, it at all times seems like the primary time,” mentioned Auger-Aliassime in his on-court interview. “It’s so particular to win, particularly right here. I had a incredible week, and it has been superb.”

The no. 13 ranked participant on the planet beat Stefanos Tsitsipas within the Rotterdam Open remaining in February for the 22-year-old’s first profession title.

Both of his titles have come indoors and are available after he misplaced in 9 straight finals over his profession. It is his third remaining in 2022.

Auger-Aliassime’s service recreation was on level all through the match, however significantly within the second set, the place he served seven of his 11 aces, together with the ultimate one which flew previous Wolf’s proper.

He didn’t double-fault as soon as within the remaining set and confronted just one break level within the match.

Auger-Aliassime had his serve damaged simply 4 instances on the Florence event and misplaced only one set on path to the title.

The 23-year-old American Wolf is ranked seventy fifth on the planet.

The ATP Tour website mentioned Auger-Aliassime will return to the Top 10 within the rankings on Monday. The highest he has been ranked is eight when he reached that mark in August. 


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