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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday November 8, 2020


Second time's a charm--and for Felix-Auger Aliassime, the seventh.

The 20-year-old Canadian and Hubert Hurkacz saved five championship points to defeat 2020 US Open champions Bruno Soares and Mate Pavic 6-7(3), 7-6(7), 10-2 on Sunday in Paris, to claim their first doubles title in just their second event together as a duo.

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Hurkacz and Auger-Aliassime looked to be down an out as they faced a championship point at 5-6, 40-40, but they saved it before falling behind 6-3 in the ensuing tiebreaker.

Surely there were done and dusted then? No!

The dynamic duo saved three straight championship points to get to 6-6, then another at 6-7, before finishing off the second set and racing through the match tiebreak to the tune of just two points lost.

The victory marks the first title for Auger-Aliassime of any type—the Canadian has dropped his first six singles finals.

And it was a legitimate title in every way—Hurkacz and Auger-Aliassime defeated the No.1, No.2, No.4 and No.7-seeded pairings en route to their first Masters 1000 title.

 

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