Felix Auger-Aliassime is the youngest finalist in ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament history, after moving past Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta: 7-6(2) 6-4. The 19-year-old broke the record set by Roger Federer, who was four days older when he reached the final in 2001.
"He had an amazing career afterwards. I’m only at the beginning of mine,” the excited youngster confessed. Auger-Aliassime is also the first Canadian to make the Rotterdam final. It marks his fourth career final and first on a hard court. "It’s a great honor,” the world No.21 added, after defeating Carreno Busta, who was in great form this week.
"I surprised myself with how well I started off the match. I was serving extremely well from the get-go. After the Australian Open I’ve been working hard to improve that shot and everything seems to click into place this week.”
In order to get his first ATP title, Auger-Aliassime needs to find a way to defeat reigning champion Gaël Monfils. "He is in great shape and the man to beat after his tournament win in Montpellier last week.”
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