Auger-Aliassime Adds Another Title, Wins Antwerp Over Korda
Felix Auger-Aliassime collected his third title of the season rolling past Sebastian Korda to win Antwerp.
The Canadian who was winless in finals coming into the season, has now won three and two in the last two weeks after winning Florence.
“It’s another great week. I played some great tennis and really fought hard to stand here in front of you today, so big shoutout and thank you to my team,” Auger-Aliassime said to the crowd. “My coach and my physio here and my whole family that came all week, so thank you very much, it’s been a great week.”
The Canadian also avenged a loss to Korda in Estoril.
“You got me good last time we played, so I’m happy I was able to get a win over you,” Auger-Aliassime added. “You’re such a great player, so keep going like this and good luck to you and your team for the rest of the year.”
Auger-Aliassime also strengthened his bid to make the year-end ATP Finals in Turin next month. The 22-year-old stays No. 8th but extends his points lead over Taylor Fritz.
Korda had also made back-to-back finals falling to Andrey Rublev last week in Gijon.
“Back to back finals is a great achievement,” Korda said. “Unfortunately we couldn’t get it done today, but we’ll be back in the next coming weeks and hopefully we go one step further.”
The American falls to 1-3 in ATP Finals with all matches ending in straight sets.
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