Félix Auger-Aliassime tilts in the final of the Omnium in Rio

Photo: Carl De Souza Agence France-Presse
Félix Auger-Aliassime (right), aged 18 years, was defeated in two rounds, on Sunday, the Serbian Laslo Djere.

The Québécois Félix Auger-Aliassime bowed in two innings against the Serbian Laslo Djere in the final of the Omnium in Rio, on Sunday.

18 years of age, Auger-Aliassime competing in the first final of his career on the circuit of the ATP, but despite a good effort, Djere has triumphed in two sets of 6-3, 7-5.

Auger-Aliassime had become the youngest player in the history of the circuit to qualify for the final of the tournament of series ATP 500 beating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas on Saturday.

Djere, who had taken advantage of the abandonment of the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene to also take part in a first final on the circuit, set the tone at the channel initial breaking up of the first three parts in the service of his young opponent.

Auger-Aliassime is hung by smashing him also the service of the Serbian and he had the opportunity to reduce the gap to 5-4, but he escaped his service for a fourth time in the first inning, allowing Djere to take the lead with a round to zero.

After having struggled to get points on his service in the first round, the Quebecer has been more effective at the beginning of the second. From the outset, he has broken Djere and he was leading 3-2 when a decision of a line judge may be time to switch to the end of the meeting.

Ahead 40-30, Auger-Aliassime has sent a ball over the line to the right of Djere, but the judge saw the ball out-of-bounds. The two players had to replay the point, and the Serb has finally broken Auger-Aliassime to tie the game 3-3.

Djere and Auger-Aliassime have then successfully defended their service up to the 12th part of the second round, while the Serb was leading 6-5. The Québécois has saved four match balls, but at the fifth, he sent his forehand into the net.

Auger-Aliassime has committed nine double faults during the encounter, including six in the second round. It will be a first breakthrough among the 60 best players of the circuit of the ATP on Monday when the next rankings update.

Djere is for its part past 90th level to the 37th thanks to his victory.

Auger-Aliassime was the second Canadian in as many weeks, losing in the final of a tournament of the ATP. The Ontario Brayden Schnur lost to the us Open in New York, a tournament of series ATP 250.

Milos Raonic is the last representative of the maple leaf flag to have signed a title in singles on the tour. He had triumphed in Australia, in January 2016.

Auger-Aliassime will remain in the country to participate in the Open championship of Brazil, an event series ATP 250, which will take place this week in Sao Paulo. It will be a rematch against Cuevas in the first round.


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