Tennis·Stuttgart Open

Felix Auger-Aliassime falls shy of his 1st ATP Tour title

Montreal teen Felix Auger-Aliassime is still looking for his first ATP Tour title after a 6-4, 7-6 (11) loss to Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final of the Mercedes Cup on Sunday.

Fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov loses doubles final in Germany

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal celebrates during Sunday’s singles final at the Stuttgart Open in Germany. The rising tennis star dropped a 6-4, 7-6 (11) decision to Italy’s Matteo Berrettini. (Christian Kaspar Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Montreal teen Felix Auger-Aliassime is still looking for his first ATP Tour title after a 6-4, 7-6 (11) loss to Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final of the Mercedes Cup on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany.

Auger-Aliassime had his chances in the marathon second-set tiebreaker, but Berrettini fended off five set points before toughing out the win.

It was Auger-Aliassime's first tournament since returning a left abductor problem forced him to miss the French Open.

It was also the first championship match on grass for Auger-Aliassime, who was seeded seventh in Stuttgart. The 21st-ranked rising star previously reached championship matches in Rio de Janeiro in February and the Lyon Open in May -- both on clay.

WATCH | Auger-Aliassime falls in Stuttgart final:

Matteo Berrettini knocked off Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets to win the Stuttgart Open. 1:14

Berrettini won all 50 of his service games during the week in Stuttgart. He did not face a break point against Auger-Aliassime.

The Italian won his third ATP title and his first on grass.

Auger-Aliassime progressed to the final when Milos Raonic on Thornhill, Ont., withdrew ahead of their semifinal due to back problems.

Also Sunday, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and India's Rohan Bopanna were defeated 7-5, 6-3 in the men's doubles final by Australia's John Peers and Bruno Soares of Brazil.

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