Stefanos Tsitsipas sinks Felix Auger-Aliassime, wins Marseille title again

Tanya Simon
February 26, 2020

Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik defeated Shapovalov 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 at the ATP 250 indoor hard court tournament before No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece defeated Pospisil 7-5, 6-3.

The 19-year-old Auger-Aliassime stood out as the victor in two of the three previous head to head clashes against Tsitsipas but losing in their most recent meeting four months ago in Shanghai Masters.

"It's great to be fighting on the court against you", Tsitsipas said in the presentation of the trophy. "It is tough, but I think it is just going to make me a better player".

The second-seeded Greek broke the 19-year-old Canadian's serve three times and saved four of five break points on his own.

Simon took the second set to a tie-break, but he rarely appeared to be in the conversation at that stage, with Auger-Aliassime eventually winning 7-5 7-6 (7-2).

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Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his Marseille title today with a straightforward victory over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime. Although I got broken, I wouldn't say that that was a mental lapse.

A break at 2-2 in the 2nd collection unlocked for Tsitsipas to offer out the suit however Auger-Aliassime transformed the tables by remaining on the standard, winning factors with returns that were well out of reach to gain his initial break factor.

"I tried to stay in the match as much as possible and play each point individually", he said, according to quotes on the ATP Tour website. And I hope I make you that too. "That's what defines my personality".

Although Auger-Aliassime asked hard inquiries of Tsitsipas in the opening collection, coming near the internet to determine play, the Greek quickly began locating his angles to negate that approach with passing shots. Mager, 25, completed the victory 7-6 (4) 7-5 after leading 2-1 in the second set when play was halted on Friday. I want to go out and break records and do things that others haven't done yet.

"It's what keeps me in sport". "I am just going to continue doing my job, working to make it even better next time".

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