"Left it all out there, but Andrey deserved this one": Felix Auger-Aliassime reflects after resurgent run to Madrid Open final

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 at 00:00
Felix Auger-Aliassime shared a reflection and images after losing the final of the Madrid Open against Andrey Rublev by 6-4, 5-7, 5-7 in his first Masters 1000 final of his career. The Canadian had luck along the way as he advanced through three rounds due to walkovers.
The 23-year-old tennis player had not been experiencing the best of times lately, having dropped out of the top 30 and being outside seeded positions. The former world No. 6 can draw positive conclusions from his time in Madrid, considering that he climbed 15 positions and returned to the top 20.

Auger-Aliassime congratulates Rublev

The Madrid runner-up dedicated his congratulations to Rublev, who secured his second Masters 1000 title, both on clay, and reached world No. 6. The Russian obtained his 16th professional title after a great comeback in almost three hours of the match, extending the head-to-head to 5-1 in his favor.
After the final, Auger-Aliassime shared images of the event on social media and extended his congratulations to Rublev for another title in his career:
“Left it all out there yesterday but Andrey deserved this one. Nothing but respect to be given for you as an athlete and a person. I’m proud to see my game moving in the right direction and motivated to see where the rest of this season takes me,” he wrote.

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