Felix Auger-Aliassime hails ‘happiest day of his career’ as he finally claims ATP title
Felix Auger-Aliassime finally won his first ATP title and has described it as ‘the happiest day of his career.’
The Canadian ended a fine week of tennis by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rotterdam on Sunday.
It was the first time he had won a title in what was his ninth final, ending a quite remarkable losing streak.
He, though, has started to really look the part and was a worthy 6-4, 6-2 winner over the world number four.
“It has not been the smoothest road since my first final three years ago,” Felix Auger-Aliassime said.
“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 I won my first title here.
“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 is the happiest day of my career and hopefully it is the first of many to come.
“Of course I’m happy, but I think that the relief is even bigger just because I heard about it so many times — trust me — and it’s not easy.
“I’m human, after all … I have doubts. I have fears at times. I stress, like everybody. And I can now just play even more freely when it comes to these last matches in the tournament, those finals in the future.”
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