Monfils defends the title and chains two in eight days

Frenchman Gael Monfils turned the first participant to win the Rotterdam match for two consecutive years since Sweden's Robin Soderling in 2011, defeating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime this Sunday in the last, 6-2 and 6-4 in time and a half.

In type, after successful final week for the third time in Montpellier, Monfils lifted the tenth ATP title of his profession by defeating the Canadian in the first match between the two.

A consummate Rotterdam specialist the place he has already gained 21 wins and solely seven defeats, Monfils confirmed his skill to win a coated monitor match once more. The Frenchman has gained seven of his ten titles underneath cowl.

Auger-Aliassime, executioner in Spanish semifinals Pablo Carreño, reached the last coated in his nice service with which he had achieved 46 'aces' this week, in search of his first ATP title after dropping the three finals he performed in 2019 (Stuttgart, Lyon and Rio de Janeiro), however his serve, with a single dwell, left him in proof this afternoon, committing 5 double faults and giving it up in 4 events.

Nevertheless, the Canadian defended himself in the finish. He was 5-1 down in the second set, and broke 4 sport factors with a Monfils serve (5-3) to method 5-4, however the French didn’t forgive the fifth time.