Tim van Rijthoven downs top seed Auger-Aliassime in Den Bosch

The hope of a native winner is alive in Den Bosch after Tim van Rijthoven downed top seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 1-6 7-6(5).

Not many expected a Dutch player to play in the final here and if somebody thought about that, it seemed like Botic van de Zandschulp would be done. Well we do have a native player in the final but it's not Botic but Tim from the Netherlands. He continued his magical week in Den Bosch with another solid win over Felix Auger-Aliassime.

He has a powerful serve which is at the centre of his game but his groundstrokes are not too shabby either. Both the backhand and the forehand are rather well and this week everything clicked for him. He's fairly experienced in tennis having played for many years on the challenger tour. In the first set, he was simply more impressive when serving.

Auger allowed himself a couple of mistakes, a bad game and that's all the Dutch player needed to take the opening one 6-3. In the 2nd one, the script completely flipped as it was Auger who was stunning in all facets of the match. He smashes his opponent 6-1 to secure another one. The final one was a good one. Both played well with the Dutch player having more chances overall.

In the tiebreak, he was the one who risked more and went for it with his serve being deadly once again. He got it done with 7-5.

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