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Djere tops Auger-Aliassime to win Rio Open

Rio Open 2019 - Day 7

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 24: Laslo Djere of Serbia returns a shot to Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada during the singles final of the ATP Rio Open 2019 at Jockey Club Brasileiro on February 24, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- 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.