Tennis: Canadian hope shattered Federer's peak

Tennis: Canadian hope shattered Federer’s peak

19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime and defending champion Gael Monfils reached the finals on Sunday of the first ATP 500 of the year, the men’s hardcourt tennis tournament in Rotterdam.

Felix Auger-Aliassime could prepare for his fourth ATP Final at the age of 19 (Photo: AFP)

Jasmine Auger In the semi-finals on Saturday, he beat Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in two matches (7:6, 6:4). At the age of 19 years 192 days, the Canadian boy became the youngest finalist in the history of the tournament in Rotterdam, breaking Roger Federer’s record (19 years, 195 days) in 2001 and, for the first time in his life, could play in a hard court final in ATP Tour.

In his first ATP tournament win, Auger-Aliassime was the only title holder Gail Moonves It could be prevented, who defeated Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the semi-finals (6:4, 7:6). The 33-year-old French tennis player – who won the tournament in Montpellier last week – has won his eighth game in a row since February 6.

The Argentines did not have a good day in Buenos Aires, the top seed Diego Schwartzman – who saved four match points and beat Pablo Cuevas in a match that lasted 3 hours and 43 minutes on Friday – was unable to play in the semi-final against Pedro Sousa due to a hamstring injury, while Juan Ignacio Londero He lost to Norway’s Casper Ruud by a definite advantage.

ATP 500 Championship, Rotterdam ($2,155,295, hardcourt)

Auger-Aliassime (Canada) – Carreno-Busta (Spain) 7:6 (7-2), 6:4
Monfils (French, 3rd) – Krajinovic (Serbian) 6:4, 7:6 (7-5)

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ATP 250 Championship, BUENOS AIRES ($696,280, clay)

Ruud (Norway, 8th place) – Londero (Argentina) 4:6, 7:5, 6:1
P. Sousa (Portugal) – Schwartzman (Argentina, 1) – Schwartzman withdrew

ATP 500 Championship, Rio de Janeiro ($1,915,485, Mud)
Qualification, Round 1

Attila Palaz (Hungarian, 2nd) – Luz (Brazil) 6:3, 6:3

WTA Tour Championships, St. Petersburg ($848,000, hard court)

Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 8) – Zachary (Greece, 6) 3:6, 7:5, 6:1
Bertens (Dutch, 2nd) – Alexandrova (Russia) 6:1, 4:6, 6:1

WTA Championships, Hua Hin ($250,000, hard court)

Linette (Polish, fifth) – Tig (Roman) 7:5, 6:4
Kong (Switzerland) – Hibino (Japan, 8th place) 7:5, 4:6, 6:3

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