ATP Tour

Auger-Aliassime v Monfils for Rotterdam title

2020-02-15 18:42
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Getty Images)
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Getty Images)

Rotterdam - Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime closed to within one match of ending his wait for a maiden ATP title by beating Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the Rotterdam final on Saturday.

The 19-year-old booked a place in his fourth Tour final with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 win over Spain's Carreno Busta.

World No 21 Auger-Aliassime will face French third seed and defending champion Gael Monfils in Sunday's final.

The 33-year-old Monfils, who won the title in Montpellier last weekend, defeated Serbia's Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).

Auger-Aliassime has lost all three of his previous ATP finals last year in Rio de Janeiro, Lyon and Stuttgart, while he was also a member of the Canadian side which lost to Spain in the Davis Cup final.

Results from the ATP tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Semi-finals

Gael Monfils (FRA x3) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

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