Félix Auger-Aliassime and a settled account?

It seemed like a never ending story. Despite not being on the individual tour and being a competition for nations, Félix Auger-Aliassime celebrated double after closing the key between Canada and Spain that gave his country the ATP Cup title. A) Yes, the Canadian broke his meager streak of eight lost finals.

The Montreal-born defeated Roberto Bautista Agut with sets of 7-6 (3) and 6-3 and ruled Canada 2-0 over Spain. In this way, he had the pleasure of breaking with the statistics that tormented him between 2019 and 2021 and that brought him closer to the incredible string of 10 consecutive defeats in the finals of Frenchman Julien Benneteau.

While it is true that the ATP Cup does not follow the conventional rules of the other tournaments on the calendar, the 21-year-old won his first major victory. It is worth mentioning that in the lost eight ATP finals he had never managed to win a set. The last one took place at ATP 250 in Stuttgart: on German turf, he fell to Croatian Marin Cilic 7-6 (2), 6-3.

In 2019 he yielded in the final of the ATP in Rio de Janeiro (Laslo Djere) and Lyon (Benoit Paire), while in 2020 he could not in the definition of Stuttgart (Matteo Berrettini), Rotterdam (Gael Monfils), Marseille (Stefanos Tsitsipas) , Colonia I (Alexander Zverev) and Melbourne I (Daniel Evans).