Felix Auger Aliassime is undoubtedly one of the rising stars in the world of tennis, considered one of the hottest prospects at this point in time. The 21-year-old had a stunning Australian Open campaign, reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament. Despite having an absolutely incredible Australian Open 2022, Felix Auger Alliasime would definitely be ruing the missed opportunities against Daniil Medvedev on his flight back home.
In his sensational run, the young World No.9 defeated the likes of British No.1 Dan Evans and former Grand Slam finalist Marin Cilic. The performance would definitely be a confidence booster for the rest of the Canadian’s season.
Felix finally wins his first ATP title
After having fallen at 8 previous finals, Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime finally got lucky as he won his first ATP title at the ATP Rotterdam Open, winning in straight sets in the final against top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 21-year-old triumphed 6-4, 6-2 in 78 minutes, backing up his semi-final win over second seed and defending champion Andrey Rublev.
Post the final, the Canadian admitted that it has not been the smoothest of roads for him to win his maiden ATP titles, with numerous disappointments preceding it. He then went on to hail it as an amazing day for himself to win his first title, especially at Rotterdam since he played his first ATP tournament at the place.
“It has not been the smoothest road since my first final three years ago. It is an amazing day for me to get my first title and especially here. I played my first ATP main draw here a couple of years ago, so it is right that I won my first title here.”– said Aliassime.
The youngster’s record in the finals was very humbling, to say the least before the win, having a 0-8 losing record and failing to win a single set in a final before.
The 21 year old then went on to thank the Rotterdam crowd for the love and support they had shown over the duration of the tournament, hailing it as the best tournament of his career and a week that he would never forget.
“I have a lot of good memories playing here in front of you, so thank you for making it a special week for me that I will remember for the rest of my life. It’s the happiest day of my career and hopefully, it is the first of many to come,” said Aliassime.