ATP roundup: Felix Auger-Aliassime pulls upset, makes Basel final

League: Tennis

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2023 at 09:47 PM

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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No. 6 seed, earned a spot in the Swiss Indoors Basel final, upsetting No. 1 seed Holger Rune of Denmark 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals Saturday.

Auger-Aliassime, who broke Rune's serve four times in the 83-minute match, advanced to his first final since winning the event last year.

In the final, Auger-Aliassime will face No. 4 seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, who defeated unseeded Ugo Humbert of France 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the other semifinal.

Hurkacz had a chance to serve out the match leading 5-3 in the third set, but Humbert rallied. Hurkacz then couldn't convert two match points on Humbert's serve and needed three more match points in the tiebreaker to clinch the win.

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The top two seeds, Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Jannik Sinner of Italy, will meet in the final after straight-set victories in the semifinals.

Medvedev reached the final for the second straight year, defeating fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4, 7-6 (6). Medvedev, who had just 10 unforced errors, saved all three break points as he hopes to repeat as the tournament champion.

With a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over No. 3 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia, Sinner became the first Italian man in the Open era (since 1968) with 55 wins in a season.

Sinner, who compiled 10 aces among his 26 winners, displayed his power in the tiebreaker after failing to serve out the match at 5-4.

--Field Level Media