Tennis results, Stefanos Tsitsipas – Felix Auger-Aliassime, men’s singles Rotterdam Open final) Tsitsipas has a chance to win his first title of the year.
Tsitsipas tennis video – Auger Aliassime: Sweet 9th, first title
Stefanos Tsitsipas is considered the “top door” of this match for understandable reasons, he is aiming for the first title in this 2022. Meanwhile, Felix Auger-Aliassime is in a very dark streak with 8 consecutive final losses and has never been crowned an ATP Tour tournament.
However, the Canadian tennis player showed a completely overwhelming face in this match. He broke the break in the first game, a game where Tsitsipas made a double error from the start and then returned the error at the decisive point when Auger-Aliassime sent the ball to the end of the field. In the rest of the first set, Tsitsipas could not find an opportunity to regain the break point, even nearly losing another break in game 5, so he had to accept a 4-6 loss.
Set 2 was even more jubilant for Auger-Aliassime, he not only broke first but also in the first game and it was a white game, a game where even Tsitsipas failed once but still lost because of his ability to react. good work of the opponent. Auger-Aliassime missed 2 break points in game 3, but in game 5 he had another break. Tsitsipas was by this point completely hopeless, and Auger-Aliassime ended the match with a blank set to tie the game 6-2 in the second set.
Winning the championship after a final that lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes, it was the first trophy of Auger-Aliassime’s career. Even so, he is still only 21 years old and has many cup opportunities ahead of him, and his record of reaching nine finals is impressive at this age.
Tsitsipas collapsed in the final of Rotterdam, helpless against Felix Auger-Aliassime
The Rotterdam final was swift and full of surprises for neutral fans. 21-year-old player Felix Auger-Aliassime showed sublimation and bravery at key moments to knock down more appreciated opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas after 2 sets with a score of 6-4, 6-2.
The Canadian star finally got his first career title in the 9th final he has ever attended. In contrast, Tsitsipas missed the opportunity to win the first title of this season and also failed to win the 8th championship in his career.
“This is not an easy road to the first title. It’s been a great day for me to win the championship here. I played my first ATP Tour final a few years ago, but this is the first title that I have achieved,” Auger-Aliassime shared after the match.
3rd seed Auger-Aliassime had a great day serving with 93% winning points in the first serve. This is in stark contrast to Tsitsipas when the Greek star has only won 1 ace.
Tsitsipas served so poorly that he made four double errors and only 31 of the first 55 serves fell on the court. The second serve of the world number 4 player was also disappointing when he only won 33% of the points.
This is Auger-Aliassime’s 3rd win in 8 encounters with Tsitsipas. Although he was still inferior in terms of confrontation, the player born in 2000 still received recognition from his opponent who was 2 years older than him. “Auger-Aliassime played very well. He made good shots frequently and served extremely annoyingly throughout the game. I was powerless to return serve,” said Tsitsipas.
“I couldn’t return the opponent. Today I couldn’t return the serve well and that led to the defeat. Congratulations to Auger-Aliassime on this title,” the Greek star sourly concluded.
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