Canada's Auger-Aliassime defeats Rublev to reach Rotterdam Open final
No. 2-seeded Canadian will meet top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime booked his spot in the final at the Rotterdam Open with a 6(5)-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Andrey Rublev of Russia on Saturday.
The 21-year-old from Montreal saved all seven break points he faced across the two hour, 21 minute match, and fired 11 aces for the win.
The duo were locked in a tight battle across the first set, with the No. 3-seeded Russian saving all seven of his break points, before Auger-Aliassime pulled away in the second set, winning seven-of-nine net points.
The No. 2-seeded Canadian dominated in the third set, converting two-of-five break points to clinch the victory.
Auger-Aliassime will now face the top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the final.
The pair have met seven times on the ATP Tour, with Tsitsipas taking five wins, including a victory in the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati last year.