Rublev tops Canada’s Auger-Aliassime to win Open 13 Provence in Marseille

Rublev tops Canada’s Auger-Aliassime to win Open 13 Provence in Marseille
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Felix Auger-Aliassime’s win streak came to an end Sunday with a straight sets loss to Andrey Rublev of Russia in the final at the Open 13 Provence.

Rublev, the No. 2 seed, downed the 21-year-old Canadian 7-5, 7-6(4).

The third-seeded Auger-Aliassime fired 12 aces and saved 7-of-11 break points across the one hour, 56 minute match.

The 24-year-old Rublev won 71 per cent of his first serve points and saved 2-of-5 break points en route to clinching the title at the ATP 250 hard-court event.

Auger-Aliassime, who hails from Montreal, beat Rublev last week in the semifinals at the Rotterdam Open.

The Canadian said this week’s match had some similarities but he wasn’t able to turn his game around in the second set.

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