Serbian Laslo Djere wins 2019 Rio Open in Gávea on Sunday

Laslo Djere of Serbia beat Canadian newcomer Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 in the Rio Open on Sunday for his first ATP Tour title.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was an emotional moment at Jockey Club in Gávea yesterday (February 24th) as Serbian Laslo Djere won his first-ever Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title, winning the final at the 2019 Rio Open. The unseeded Djerje defeated 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 in Sunday's final.

“It’s been the week of my dreams. So many things have been achieved here," exclaimed Djerje after the match. "I’m really happy, excited and emotional now. I’m happy I could push through this . . .

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