Serbia's Djere tops Canada's Auger-Aliassime to win Rio Open

Published Feb. 24, 2019 6:12 p.m. ET

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Laslo Djere of Serbia beat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 in the Rio Open on Sunday for his ATP Tour title.

The 23-year-old Djere also beat top-seed Dominic Thiem of Austria, Taro Daniel of Japan and Casper Ruud of Norway en route to the final in the clay-court event. On Saturday in the semifinals, Djere had a walkover when Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia withdrew because of a right leg injury.

The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime was making his first appearance in a tour final.


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