Tennis – Rio Open: Laslo Djere Defeats Auger-Aliassime; Wins Maiden Title

Laslo Djere

Laslo Djere guaranteed his lady ATP title and denied youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime a record-tearing Rio Open triumph with a straight-sets triumph on Sunday.

Felix was expecting on becoming up the youngest ATP 500 champ at 18 years old, however, tumbled to a 6-3 7-5 rout in a cheeky decider.

Serbian Djere will move into the main 40 on Monday in the wake of breaking multiple times in a battle between two first-time ATP Tour finalists to take care of business in straight sets.

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Djere battled with his first serve yet the 23-year-old – who did not need to play at the semi-final stage as Aljaz Bedene dismantled out because of damage – won four of the initial five games to leave Auger-Aliassime playing make up for lost time.

The Canadian youngster broke for a second time to make it 4-2, yet Djere was not to be denied the opening set.

Auger-Aliassime won the initial two rounds of the second set, however, Djere was back on serve at 3-3 and broke again to seal triumph when his rival crashed a forehand into the net.

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