Felix Auger-Aliassime has a chance to become the first player since 1981 to win four titles in as many weeks. In the fall of 1981, former World No. 1 Lendl won five titles in as many weeks. Since then, no player has won more than three titles in as many weeks.
Auger-Aliassime, 22, enjoyed an impressive October, winning three titles in as many weeks in Florence, Antwerp and Basel. This week, Auger-Aliassime competes at the Paris Masters.
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If Paris wins, Felix Auger-Aliassime will become the first player to win at least four titles in as many weeks since Ivan Lendl swept five in a span of five weeks in the fall of 1981 — Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan ) October 31, 2022
Auger-Aliassime, who has won his last 13 matches, now hopes to continue his good run in Paris and win his fifth title of the year this week.
Auger-Aliassime on winning his third straight title
On Sunday, Auger-Aliassime defeated Holger Rune 6-3 7-5 in the Basel final. En route to winning Basel, Auger-Aliassime also defeated Marc-Andrea Huesler, Miomir Kecmanovic, Alexander Bublik and Carlos Alcaraz.
“It has been an incredible week. Once again in the final, without breaking all week. [It’s been] a long year, a long winning streak, and it’s not over. So hopefully I can keep going, but right now I’m feeling all the good emotions that come with winning a tournament.
It’s unbelievable,» Auger-Aliassime said after winning Basel. Auger-Aliassime won this year’s Basel edition and drew attention because of one very interesting thing. Federer, a Basel native who is also a record 10-time champion from Basel, born 8.
Auger-Aliassime, who was also born on August 8, won Basel just a month after Federer retired from tennis. «He’s pretty cool. I actually thought about him this morning and thought how cool it would be if I win here, where he’s won 10 times.
I’m a long way from that, but it’s great to have my name with all these great champions at this prestigious tournament. Lifting the trophy will definitely feel special,» revealed Auger-Aliassime.