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LYON, France (AP) — French veteran Benoit Paire denied Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime his first ATP identify with a 6-Four, 6-Three victory within the Lyon Open ultimate on Saturday.

It is the second one clay-court identify in two months for the 51st-ranked Paire, who additionally raised the trophy in Marrakech, Morocco, in April.

Paire, whose handiest different profession identify got here 4 years in the past on the Swedish Open, stepped forward to 12-Three on clay this season coming into the French Open, which starts Sunday.

It was once the primary profession loss in Lyon for the 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime, who gained a challenger event the ultimate two years within the town.

Auger-Aliassime is ranked a career-high 28th this week.

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