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Unseeded Djere defeats teen Auger-Aliassime to win ATP 500 Rio Open

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By ITN News Editor February 25, 2019 14:39

Unseeded Djere defeats teen Auger-Aliassime to win ATP 500 Rio Open

Serbian Laslo Djere lifted his first ATP tour title by claiming the Rio Open crown with a clinical 6-3 7-5 victory over teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime. Djere, ranked 90th in the world, broke once in the first set and twice in the second to beat the Canadian, who was making history as the youngest man to reach an ATP 500 final. The plucky 18-year old saved four match points before succumbing after two hours to the unseeded right-hander. Before this week, the 23-year old Djere had not won a match on clay all season and had never beaten a Top 10 rival. However, he hammered world No. 8 Dominic Thiem in the first round and never lost a set on the way to his maiden title. Djere broke Auger-Aliassime six times and was commanding with his powerful forehands and two-handed backhands.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 25, 2019 14:39

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