Félix Auger-Aliassime defeated Pablo Cuevas and reached the final in Rio

Félix Auger-Aliassime défait Pablo Cuevas et atteint la finale à Rio

Photo: Leo Correa, Associated Press
In the final, Auger-Aliassime will face the Serbian Laslo Djere, 90th in the world.

The Québécois Félix Auger-Aliassime has reached the final of a tournament of the ATP for the first time in his career, when he defeated the Uruguayan Pable Cuevas 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday in the Omnium in Rio.

18 years of age and 104th in the world rankings, Auger-Aliassime needed 2 hours 5 minutes to come to the end of the veteran age of 33 years. Cuevas has six titles in singles on the ATP in his career, and is the 63rd global level.

Auger-Aliassime put an end to the meeting with a forehand winner crosscourt on the fly. He thus became the youngest player in the history of the circuit to qualify for the final of the tournament of series ATP 500.

In the final, Auger-Aliassime will face the Serbian Laslo Djere, 90th in the world.

Djere has benefited from the abandonment of the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene to get his ticket for the final. There will also be a first appearance in a final of the ATP career.

Auger-Aliassime has cleared two balls break in the third game of the first round. He then broke the service of Cuevas during the next game and won the first round at his first opportunity, when Cuevas has sent a return of service beyond the bottom line.

Cuevas received the visit of a therapist after the first round and was treated to the neck.

The break seemed to be beneficial to the veteran. After having been broken entry in the second set, Cuevas was immediately given the reply to his young rival. It was then broken again the service of Auger-Aliassime in the fourth game, the sixth double fault of the Canadian.

In turn, Cuevas has put the hand on the second round at his first opportunity. It was the first time this week that Auger-Aliassime lost a round.

Cuevas to once again slowed down the progress of the meeting after the second round, requesting a break toilet for the particular change of outfit.

Auger-Aliassime has won the first three games of the round ultimate, breaking after the service of the Uruguayan in the course of the road. He then saved a ball break in the seventh game, before we close the books, two games later on his fourth match ball.


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