The Québécois Félix Auger-Aliassime has reached the final of the tournament category 500 in Rotterdam, netherlands, Saturday.
In effect, “FAA”, 21st world, defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, 30th in the ranking of the ATP, in two sets of 7-6 (2) and 6-4.
The 19 year old athlete will compete in the fourth final of his career on the circuit with regular ATP. He had reached that stage in tournaments in Rio de Janeiro, Lyon and Stuttgart in 2019, being defeated in two rounds every time.
Quebec has already triumphed on the circuit, Challenger, ATP four times in 2017 and 2018 (in Lyon, on two occasions, Seville, and Tashkent).
In the final, Auger-Aliassime crossed the iron with the Serbian Filip Krajinovic (39th), tombeur of the Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the second round, or the French Gaël Monfils, the ninth in the world, who had also defeated Pospisil in the previous week in the final in Montpellier.
The match against Carreno Busta lasted 1h49.
In the end, “FAA” slammed 16 aces and committed two double faults. He broke his rival to a recovery and has not allowed the Spanish to win a game when he served.
Thanks to this gain, the Quebec should be at least to the 18th global level, Monday, during the publication of the new ranking of the ATP. If he manages to win the competition, it could get up to the 15th rank.
Auger-Aliassime became the youngest finalist in the history of the tournament of Rotterdam.