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Auger-Aliassime will go for back-to-back titles against Rublev in popcorn Marseille final

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev will meet for the second time in as many weeks with the Open 13 title on the line.

Felix Auger-Aliassime QF AO 2022 AI/Reuters/Panoramic

Felix Auger-Aliassime increased his winning streak to eight with a 7-6(4), 7-6(5) victory over Roman Safiullin on Saturday, setting a final with second-seeded Andrey Rublev at the Open 13 in Marseille on Sunday.

Rublev defeated Benjamin Bonzi 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in Saturday’s first semi-final.

Rublev leads the pair’s head-to-head (2-1) but it was Auger-Aliassime who snatched victory in the semi-finals last week at Rotterdam, defeating the Russian 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2 en route to his maiden ATP title.

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