Stefanos Tsitsipas defends Marseille Open title
Defending champion and second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat on adolescent Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to acquire at the Marseille Open for the second time in a row.
The world , who defended an ATP Tour title in his career, needed 86 minutes to secure the straight-sets success.
The success made Tsitsipas the first man to acquire trophies in 1997-98 at the championship because the Thomas Enqvist of Sweden.
Auger-Aliassime lost his closing in eight years, having been defeated in the Rotterdam Open, and the 19-year-old is yet to win a set in five ATP finals in his brief career.
“It is good to be fighting on the court ,” Tsitsipas said at the prize presentation. “I feel as if you make me a better player and I hope that I make you too.”
Tsitsipas finished the tournament and won 78 percent of the first function points.
The Greek started finding his angles with passing shots to negate that approach although Auger-Aliassime asked questions of Tsitsipas coming to the net to dictate play.
A break at 2-2 in the second set opened the door to serve out the match staying around the pursuit, winning points with all yields that were out of reach earn his first split point but the tables flipped.
Tsitsipas took advantage when Auger-Aliassime approached the internet, forcing him to perform shots instead of assaulting volleys, and then he broke back to take a 4-3 lead.
The Canadian only postponed the inevitable using a grip of Tsitsipas and serve point to wrap up the game in just under 90 minutes.
“Winning without losing a group makes me very pleased,” explained Tsitsipas, chosen on the ATP Tour website.
“I am really happy I get to break documents and be a part of some documents.
“It’s what keeps me moving from the game. It leaves me hungry for more. I want to go out there and break documents and also do things that others have not achieved. That is what defines my character.”
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