Tennis News: Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime needed nine finals to win the first ATP tournament title of his career.
In her second final since winning the title in Rottedam earlier this season, the first seed added to her collection of titles.
The Canadian tennis player beat American JJ Wolf 6-4, 6-4 in the Florence Open final, Florence. He dropped just one set en route to winning the title and beat the American in 1 hour 41 minutes.
“Never boring. Winning is always the first thing,” Auger Aliassime said. “It’s so special to win, especially here. I had a fantastic week and it was amazing.”
The weekend at the Florence Open was a critical week for the Canadian’s hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals, which will be held in Turin from November 13-20. A week after Taylor Fritz topped the ATP Race to Turin standings after winning the title in Tokyo a few weeks ago, the Canadian is now in seventh place and 180 points ahead of Fritz.
“My current plan is to play every week, playing in Antwerp, Basel and Paris, because there are still a few tournaments to play and the ATP Race tot Turin is very tight,” said Auger Aliassime.
“There are players like Taylor and Andrey Rublev, and a lot of other players who are competing very hard to try to qualify, so I will try to put myself in the best possible position and go to Turin.”
The first seed entered the Florence Open with a straight-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Astana Open. But he quickly regained confidence before winning the title.
“Each final is always tough, featuring the best two players in a week,” Auger Aliassime added. “Of course you try to win more than lose in the final. That’s why this time I put it all in. We had a tight rally in the second set. But you keep trying and keep the level high .”
“But there are no miracles. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but of course I feel really happy because I came here as the first seed. On paper, I’m the favorite of every game. I’ve never been in a position, so to go out and win all four games with so much confidence and determination is really positive for my confidence.”
With the loss, Wolf’s hopes of winning the first title of his career were dashed. But he will rise to a higher rank, namely world number 56.
Published by Ligaolahraga.com at https://www.ligaolahraga.com/tenis/jegal-jj-wolf-felix-auger-aliassime-berjaya-di-florence
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