Felix Auger-Aliassime identifies reasons behind loss to Holger Rune
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Auger-Aliassime admitted that Holger Rune's aggressive approach was causing him big troubles during their Paris Masters meeting and that was why he wasn't able to play his game versus the Dane. Auger-Aliassime, who entered the Paris semifinal riding a 16-match winning streak, had his run come to an end following a 6-4 6-2 loss to Rune.
Just six days earlier, Auger-Aliassime defeated Rune in the Basel final. Rune broke Auger-Aliassime once in the first set and twice in the second set to complete a routine two-set win. "Credit to him, he made a much better match than in Basel, he was very aggressive without doing mistakes.
Congratulations for holding his game plan as well as he did. I haven't played many players this aggressive playing that hard, that deep, I couldn't manage to establish my game plan on the court, to feel good, to play two or three good points in a row" Auger-Aliassime said, per Tennis Majors.
Auger-Aliassime: Rune was aggressive and wasn't making many mistakes
Auger-Aliassime, who was hoping to win his fourth consecutive title this week, admitted that Rune was simply too good and that he deservedly won the match.
"Obviously he wanted to correct last week's final. He made me think on what I had to do. I wanted to be aggressive, but it's not easy to do it when the score is not for you. His level + the scenario made it too hard for me. Last week I was good on my serve, very consistent.
And I could take the benefit of some mistakes by Holger. Today he was aggressive and kept the ball in the court. When he made some mistake, it was rare, too late for me," Auger-Aliassime added. Even though Auger-Aliassime lost to Rune, it was still a very positive Paris run. Now, Auger-Aliassime will turn his focus onto preparing for the Atp Finals.