Auger-Aliassime beats American J.J. Wolf in Firenze Open final for 2nd career title

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated J.J. Wolf 6-4, 6-4 to win his second ATP Tour trophy at the Firenze Open on Sunday in Florence, Italy.

Montreal native set to move to No. 10 in world ranking following victory in Italy

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal downed American J.J. Wolf 6-4, 6-4 in the Firenze Open men's final on Sunday in Florence, Italy for his second career ATP Tour title. (Mathieu Belanger/Tennis Canada)

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated J.J. Wolf 6-4, 6-4 to win his second ATP Tour trophy at the Firenze Open on Sunday in Florence, Italy.

The Montreal native fired 11 aces, the last of which won him the one-hour 41-minute match. Auger-Aliassime, the top seed in the tournament, won 85 per cent of his first-serve points.

"I'm really happy, it never gets old winning. It always feels like the first time, it's so special," Auger-Aliassime said in a post-match interview.

"I'm really happy because I came here [as] the first seed, I was the favourite in all my matches on paper. It's never an easy position so to come out and win my four matches with confidence and conviction. It's really good for my confidence."

WATCH l Auger-Aliassime secures Firenze Open with straight-sets victory:

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime wins Firenze Open

5 months ago
Duration 1:50
Auger-Aliassime picks up his second win of the year with a straight sets victory in Italy.

He closed the tournament only having lost his serve four times in four matches.

After receiving a bye into the second round, Auger-Aliassime defeated Oscar Otte, Brandon Nakashima and Lorenzo Musetti en route to the title match. His win over Otte was his lone victory that went further than two sets.

The 22-year-old, currently ranked 13th in the world, is set to move to No. 10 by Monday following his title win.

Auger-Aliassime had also won the Rotterdam Open in February.

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