Tsitsipas defends Marseille title in victory against Felix Auger-Aliassime


Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed the Marseille trophy on Sunday after a victory over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime.

World No. 6 Tsitsipas defeated the Candian 6-3, 6-4, winning his fifth ATP title and leaving Auger-Aliassime with his fifth finals defeat.

After underporforming at the Australian Open, Tsitsipas has reclaimed his great form, leaving him with confidence to take a Grand Slam.

“I did well mentally,” said Tsitsipas. “I didn’t crack when I was under pressure.”

Odds prior to the match certainly favoured Canadian Auger-Aliassime, who has claimed two wins from his three previous meetings with Tsitsipas, but Tsitsipas put on a stunning performance to outmatch his younger opponent.

“Playing a final is wonderful, you have to have that perspective, remember that everything is going in the right direction despite everything,” said Auger-Aliassime.

“It’s heavy, losing every time in the final. There is a little doubt… when will it be my turn?”

Tsitsipas will now travel to the United Arab Emirates for the Dubai Championships, where he is second seed behind world number one Novak Djokovic.




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