“I know he can be quite unexpected. You don’t know what to expect,” Tsitsipas said. "I am really happy with myself that I found a balance and I didn’t panic when things got tight. That is a great attitude that I put out on the court.”
The 21-year-old Tsitsipas will aim for his fifth career title on Sunday against seventh-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 19-year-old Canadian beat 35-year-old Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-5, 7-6 (2) for a second straight final, after losing in the World Tennis Tournament final against Gael Monfils in Rotterdam last weekend.
Having reached his fifth career final, Auger-Aliassime is aiming to win his first title. He leads Tsitsipas 2-1 in career meetings, with all of those matches played last year but none of them on indoor hardcourts.
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