Canada's Auger-Aliassime falls to Gael Monfils in Rotterdam final

Monfils beats teen Auger Aliassime to defend Rotterdam crown and win second straight ATP title

French third seed and defending champion Gael Monfils is in action against Briton Dan Evans, while Serbia's Filip Krajinović takes on world No. 7 Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation later on Friday in the other quarter-finals.

World number 21 Auger-Aliassime will face either Serbia's Filip Krajinovic or French third seed Gael Monfils on Sunday. The victor will play Auger-Aliassime in Sunday's final at the ATP Tour 500 indoor hardcourt event.

Montreal teen Félix Auger-Aliassime has reached the semifinals ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 19-year-old showed great composure to see off the challenge of Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (2), 6-4 in Saturday's semi-final.

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"It would be the first time to win two titles in a row and actually even the first time to win two titles in the same season, so it would be huge for me", Monfils said, per the ATP Tour. Carreno Busta ousted No. 79 ranked Italian Jannik Sinner 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday.

The moment Auger-Aliassime really took control of the match was in the third game of the second set.

Auger-Aliassime had a 16-4 edge in aces and hit 33 winners in the match to just 13 for the veteran Spaniard. He made it to three finals a year ago in his first full season on tour.

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