Defending champion Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) on Sunday to win the Swiss Indoors for his first ATP Tour title of the season.
Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, accomplished the victory in a single hour 52 minutes. He had a 13-12 edge in aces and misplaced simply 9 service factors over each units.
“I am positively again,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned in his on-court interview in Basel, Switzerland. “I let my racket discuss. That is all the time been the motto of my profession. I’ve had the conviction that I is usually a high participant since I am a child, however there have been many doubts this yr about my performances and why.
“I am comfortable that I used to be capable of show to everyone that I nonetheless belong among the many greatest gamers on the earth, that I can play this stage. I by no means doubted it, however it’s good to verify it on the court docket.”
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The 23-year-old Auger-Aliassime received 4 tournaments final yr and reached a career-high sixth on the earth rankings. However accidents have been an issue at instances this season and his rating has slipped to No. 19.
The Canadian misplaced his first eight ATP Tour finals however has received 5 of his final six. Auger-Aliassime dropped just one set over the week.
The Eleventh-ranked Hurkacz, who has received two titles this yr, appeared hobbled by a left leg harm at instances within the match. Auger-Aliassime, who beat Denmark’s Holger Rune within the 2022 remaining, transformed his first match level with a cross-court backhand.
“It has been a tough yr total, however this feels additional particular, much more than final yr,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned. “I feel with the primary title [of the year, it’s] the sweetest for positive. So I’ll take pleasure in this one.”