Ranked 19th, Canadian beats world No. 11 Hubert Hurkacz in tightly contested match
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) on Sunday to successfully defend his Swiss Indoors tennis title.
Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, completed the victory in one hour 52 minutes in Basel.
It was his first ATP Tour title of the season.
The 23-year-old Auger-Aliassime won four tournaments last year and reached a career-high sixth in the world rankings.
But injuries have been a problem at times this season and his ranking fell to No. 19.
The 11th-ranked Hurkacz has won two titles this year.
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Felix Auger-Aliassime successfully defends his Swiss Indoors title
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Featured VideoMontreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 7-6(3), 7-6(5) to successfully defend his Swiss Indoors title in Basel, Switzerland and claim his first ATP tournament trophy of the year.
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