Berrettini Beats Auger-Aliassime For Stuttgart Title

by Staff | June 16th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Italian Matteo Berrettini won his third career title on Sunday denying Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-6(11) to take the Stuttgart crown.

The 23-year-old Berrettini never dropped serve during the week and never faced a break point during the Sunday final.

“On grass, the first tournament of the year, beating these unbelievable guys.. there were a lot of tough moments,” said Berrettini, who did not lose a set during his run, ousting second seed Karen Khachanov in the second round. “I never lost my serve, but all the matches were so close and I’m really happy for what I did on the court because it was mentally really difficult to stay there and I’m really proud of myself.”

Berrettini has now reached a final in each of the last three months, winning Budapest in April and reaching the Munich final last month.

The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime will continue to see his ranking rise, but he falls to 0-3 in ATP finals, all three this year and all without winning a set.

“It’s been an amazing week whatever the outcome today. I think I surprised myself every match this week being able to reach another final and my first one on grass, so it’s been amazing,” said Auger-Aliassime. “Obviously Matteo was too good today. I gave it my all, but he played good in the important moments and he deserves it.”

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5 Comments for Berrettini Beats Auger-Aliassime For Stuttgart Title

Django Says:

FAA is overrated

SG1 Says:

In an era where only 30 year olds win big tournaments, how is it reasonable to say that an 18 year old is overrated? He got to the final of an ATP 250 at 18 and he’s had a lot of other strong results. I’m more inclined to say that Shapovalov is overrated than Aliassime.

SG1 Says:

I’ll give you a player that’s overrated…Alexander Zverev!

RZ Says:

Django – I disagree. FAA is very young and has put up some excellent results. But I think with the excitement of such a young guy playing well in the era of tennis being ruled by 30-somethings, he does get more attention than others with similar results would get.

SG1 – I don’t know if it’s fair to say that Zverev is overrated considering his Masters wins and year-end championship. But he really needs to start showing up at the slams. 2 quarterfinals at the French are all he has to show for the rest of his success and it’s not like he’s being stopped at the slams by the top players all the time, the way guys like Ferrer, Berdych, etc. have been.

Django Says:

RZ, yes he gets a lot of attention. Let’s see if he gets anywhere. Reminds me of all that Bouchard hype.

SG, they are both overrated.

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