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Italy’s Matteo Berrettini returns the ball during his final match against Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime at the ATP Tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, June 16, 2019. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
Italy’s Matteo Berrettini returns the ball during his final match against Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime at the ATP Tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, June 16, 2019. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)|Associated Press
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Matteo Berrettini tops Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime to win Stuttgart Open, his first grass title 

Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Matteo Berrettini beat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-6 (11) to win the Stuttgart Open and his third tour-level title on Sunday.

The Italian saved five set points in a second-set tiebreaker and clinched his first title on grass. His other titles came at Budapest in April, and Gstaad, Switzerland, last year.

The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime previously reached championship matches in Rio de Janeiro in February and the Lyon Open in May — both on clay.

Berrettini won all 50 of his service games during the week in Stuttgart. He did not face a break point against Auger-Aliassime.

Auger-Aliassime progressed to the final in his first professional grass tournament without playing Saturday as compatriot Milos Raonic withdrew ahead of their semifinal due to back problems.