Roger Federer congratulated Felix Auger-Aliassime on his first ATP title



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Roger Federer congratulated Felix Auger-Aliassime on his first ATP title

World No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime admitted winning his first ATP title felt "amazing" and revealed Roger Federer sent him a message after his victory in Rotterdam. Auger-Aliassime, 21, captured his first ATP title after beating No.

1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-2 in the Rotterdam final. Auger-Aliassime lost his first eight ATP finals before beating Tsitsipas to finally lift his maiden ATP title. "It feels amaziing, it's great. I mean, it's something I've been aiming for a long time, I was quite close a few timse as you already know.

So to finally lift it was a special moment, very emotional moment for me and my family," Auger-Aliassime told We Are Tennis.

Federer congratulated Auger-Aliassime

"It's true! Roger sent me a little message.

He sent me a message, he just said in English: "I'm happy for you actually, well done. So it's true that it's nice," Auger-Aliassime revealed, per We Love Tennis France. Auger-Aliassime revealed he kept his celebration simple as he and those close to him had a small celebration.

"I kept it very simple, with my family and my girlfriend and my team, just a nice dinner, bought a little bottle of champagne that we toasted to, came back to hotel, had to leave the next morning, that's the life of a tennis player," Auger-Aliassime revealed.

Needing nine ATP finals for a first ATP title wasn't ideal for Auger-Aliassime but he was happy that he was able to finally make a breakthrough. “It has not been the smoothest road since my first final three years ago,” Auger-Aliassime said during the trophy ceremony.

“It is an amazing day for me to get my first title and especially here. I played my first ATP main draw here a couple of years ago, so it is right I won my first title here”. Also, Auger-Aliassime admitted he felt relieved after winning his first ATP title.