Three in a row as Auger-Aliassime wins Basel title

Felix Auger-Aliassime won the final on Sunday against Holger Rune

Felix Auger Aliassime Felix Auger Aliassime after winning the title in Basel (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 3 seed, won the Swiss Indoors final by beating Dane Holger Rune 6-3, 7-5 at the Halle Saint-Jacques in Basel on Sunday.

It is his third consecutive title following his wins at the Firenze Open and then the European Open.

What’s more, he managed it without losing his serve all week.

“It’s been an amazing week,” said Auger-Aliassime after the match. “Once again in the final, not getting broken all week… [It’s been] a long year, a long stretch of wins, and it’s not over. So hopefully I can keep going, but right now I’m feeling all the good emotions that come with winning a tournament. It’s amazing.”

Auger-Aliassime has now extended his career-best winning streak to 13 matches, with a personal best of 53 wins so far this season.

Ahead of his victory, Auger-Aliassime, ranked No 9, defeated Swiss wildcard Marc-Andrea Huesler (6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4), Serb Miomir Kecmanovic (6-1, 6-0), Kazakh Alexander Bublik (6-2, 6-3) and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the top seed (6-3, 6-2).

Rune, ranked No 25, beat Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 7 seed (6-2, 7-5), French qualifier Ugo Humbert (6-4, 6-2), French qualifier Arthur Rinderknech (7-6, 6-2) and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, the No 6 seed (7-6 (1), 7-6 (6)) in the previous rounds.

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