A week after winning the title in Florence, Félix Auger-Aliassime did it again this Sunday in the final of the ATP tournament in Antwerp thanks to a success in two dry runs over Sebastian Korda.
Félix Auger-Aliassime seems to have found the formula. Beaten in his first eight finals on the ATP circuit, the Canadian won his third of the last four this Sunday. Indeed, after Rotterdam last February and then Florence last week, the 10th player in the world won at the end of the ATP tournament in Antwerp. A final that the native of Montreal won at the expense of Sebastian Korda but which started with two solid players on serve. Indeed, it was not until the sixth game to see flaws appear and “FAA” did not hesitate to rush into it. On his first break point, the Canadian took the service of the American before confirming his break with a white game to lead five games to two. After missing a first set point on his opponent’s engagement, it was on a final shutout that Félix Auger-Aliassime won the first set, dispatched in 36 short minutes.
CAN’T STOP WINNING ?@felixtennis defeats Sebastian Korda 6-3 6-4 to win his third career ATP Tour title! ?@EuroTennisOpen | #EuropeanOpen pic.twitter.com/fuhBubqbCB
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 23, 2022
Auger-Aliassime didn’t give Korda hope
Back to the wall, Sebastian Korda was aware that he had to react. A state of mind that very quickly materialized in the second round. On the occasion of the fourth game, the 36th player in the world was able to put his opponent in difficulty and get his first two break points in this final. Nevertheless, Félix Auger-Aliassime immediately tightened the game to hold his serve and punish his opponent in the process. Indeed, the 10th world did not tremble to break Sebastian Korda at the second opportunity and lead four games to two. An ascendancy which proved definitive for an “FAA” who then ensured the service to conclude this final with a final white game (6-3, 6-4 in 1h23 ‘). The Montrealer thus adds a third line to his record at the expense of an opponent still in search of a second title on the ATP circuit. A victory that will allow Félix Auger-Aliassime to dislodge Taylor Fritz from ninth place in the world this Monday when Sebastian Korda will get closer to the Top 30.