Rublev Downs Auger-Aliassime To Win Madrid Open Title

Rublev Downs Auger-Aliassime To Win Madrid Open Title

Andrey Rublev clinched the Madrid Open title in a thrilling match against Felix Auger-Aliassime, winning 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 for his second Masters 1000 title. Rublev credited his extraordinary recovery to the creativity of his medical team, despite his recent challenges and worries regarding his participation.

Rublev got off to the worst possible start with two double faults in the opening game of the match. The Russian soon found himself behind 4-1 as Auger-Aliassime unleashed multiple winners.

The Canadian was already well in control of the match when the seventh seed rallied and defeated Auger-Aliassime. He served effectively to make full use of his powerful forehand and won the opening set at the net.

However, Rublev came back stronger than ever, increasing his aggressiveness and breaking Auger-Aliassime to force a crucial third set. The last set was close throughout, with Rublev winning a vital break at 6-5, demonstrating the tenacity of both players. Under extreme pressure to continue in the match, Auger-Aliassime failed with two double faults, giving Rublev the victory in the end.

Even with the defeat, Auger-Aliassime graciously thanked Rublev and his squad for their well-deserved win.