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Holger Rune thrashes Felix Auger-Aliassime to end the winning streak and reach the final of the Paris Masters | Tennis | Sport

Holger Rune booked a place in the biggest final of his young career by defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the championship match at the Paris Masters. The teenager took revenge on the eighth seed just six days after losing to him in the Swiss Indoors final and ended Auger-Alissimes’ 16-match winning streak in one hour and 27 minutes.

Auger-Aliassime and Rune were meeting for the second time in six days after the Canadian defeated the teenager in the final of the Swiss Indoors Basel last Sunday, lifting his third title in three weeks thanks to a 6-3 7- 5. This time, a first Masters 1000 final was on the line for both men.

The World No. 8 was also looking to become the first man in 41 years to win four titles in four weeks, having snapped Rune’s winning streak of nine straight matches to win the third title in Basel last week. But this time it was the Dane who started strong, breaking in the third game to take an early 2-1 lead.

Rune continued to hold on until the end, serving out a 6-4 set in 44 minutes to put Auger-Aliassime within a set of their first loss in over a month. The 19-year-old outranks the eighth seed with his stats, getting more winners and fewer unforced errors with a 10/10 split compared to the Canadian’s eight winners and 11 errors.

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It brings on Auger-Aliassime’s 16-match winning streak and leaves the Canadian unable to attempt to win four titles in the space of four weeks. The World No. 8 was the man to end Rune’s winning streak last week and the Dane has now earned a rematch just six days later, but Auger-Aliassime has still booked his place at the upcoming ATP Finals for the first time. time in his career thanks to his career

Rune will now face either Novak Djokovic or Stefanos Tsitsipas for the biggest title of his young career. The 19-year-old defeated the Greek star in the Stockholm final last month to win his second career title and beat him at the French Open earlier this season. He faced Djokovic when he was ranked 145th in the world last year, moving ahead of the Serb in the first round of the US Open when he lost 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1, but since then he hasn’t. He becomes a completely different player.

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