Canada's Auger-Aliassime bounced from Cologne Championship semifinal by Schwartzman

Tanya Simon
October 27, 2020

Diego Schwartzman defeated last week's Cologne Indoors finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to reach his third final of 2020.

Schwartzman was working for the match at 5-4 in the second set until Auger-Aliassime won another few matches to force a decider.

In the third quarter, history nearly repeats itself, since Schwartzman had a 3-2 advantage, and the victory again depended on him, since with the result 5-4 he had to serve.

Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Argentina's Diego Sebastian Schwartzman. Thilo Schmuelgen, Reuters.

"I had a scan this morning", revealed Zverev, who was determined to face Sinner to make amends for his defeat in Paris.

"It s getting better, I think I m going to be on the top of my game very soon".

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The German broke Sinner in the seventh game and drew level at 4-4, but neither player was able to hold serve again as the set headed to a tiebreak, where Zverev's booming forehand came to the fore as he sealed the opener. "It was really tough at the end", Schwartzman said in an on-court interview, per the ATP website.

Winning matches against Zverev over the last two weeks didn't seem possible for his opponents.

"Maybe tomorrow is the first match he is going to lose".

"Sascha was much better today", Schwartzman said.

"I know in finals you have to play your best tennis to have a chance, so obviously extremely happy with my performance".

Regarding the classification to the ATP Finals in London, with the points added so far, Schwartzman reaches 3,285 and is 144 points behind the Russian Andrey Rublev (8) and is even further away from his greatest persecutor, the Italian Matteo Berrettini ( 10), which now has 410 units less than the "Peque".

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