|Félix Auger-Aliassime Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Félix Auger-Aliassime is a Canadian professional tennis player who had reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of number 19 on August 19, 2019. Before he turned pro and had taken a quite competitive spot in the singles ranking in 2019, he had a career-high ITF junior ranking of number 2 which was recorded on June 6, 2016. In the early years of his junior career, Auger compiled a long list of achievements including his 2 ITF junior singles title, first doubles title (February 2015), junior G1 title alongside victory compatriot Denis Shapovalov (August 2015), double titles on his first junior Grand Slam (September 2015), and another G1 singles title during which he defeated Alex De Minaur in the final round. After receiving multiple wild cards and qualifying to compete for both singles and doubles titles, he earned a spot through 3 qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the U.S. Open in 2018. However, he ended up retiring during the first round in a match against Denis Shapovalov after he suffered from heart palpitations due to extreme heat during the competition.
He started his 2019 season with multiple wins and a few losses in a row including his wins over Pablo Cuevas and Stefanos Tsitsopas who was at the no. 10 spot in the ATP Rankings and his defeats in matches against Rafael Nadal and Benoit Paire. Auger also won matches against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the 4th round of the 2019 Miami Open and Borna Coric in quarterfinals, making him the youngest semifinalist in the tournament’s history. He reached the semifinals but later lost to the defending champion and eventual runner-up John Isner in 2 tight sets. At Wimbledon 2019, Auger entered as the 19th seed and earned his first victory as a pro after defeating his compatriot, Vasek Pospisil.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Sam Aliassime
- Mother – Marie Auger
- Siblings – Malika Aliassime
Félix Auger-Aliassime is represented by ATP Tour, Inc., Sports Association, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
87 kg or 192 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Thick Lips
- U-shaped Jawline
- Thick Eyebrows
- Towering Height
Best Known For
His overall works and achievements as a professional tennis player
First Professional Tennis Match
In January 2017, Auger went on to compete to the final of the ITF Futures held in Plantation but lost to his opponent Roberto Cid Subervi in 3 sets.
First TV Show
Apart from the broadcast of his tennis matches, he made his TV show debut as “Himself” on the talk show Tout le monde en parle in 2019.
Felix Auger-Aliassime Favorite Things
- Surface – Clay
- Shot – Forehand
- Tournament – Rogers Cup
- Hobbies – Watching movies, playing piano
- Free Time – Family time
Source – Wikipedia, TennisCanada.com
Felix Auger-Aliassime Facts
- He started playing at the age of 4.
- He first trained at the Club Avantage as a member of the Académie de Tennis Hérisset-Bordeleau in Quebec City.
- Auger speaks English and French.
- In the2019 Mercedes Cup, he reached his third final by defeating experienced players like Ernests Gulbis, Gilles Simon, and Dustin Brown. He received a walkover into the final when Milos Raonic withdrew from the game. However, during the final round, he was defeated by Matteo Berrettini.
- His older sister Malika was also a junior tennis player.
- In 2012, Auger won the Open Super Auray in the age 11 to 12 category.
- He became a member of Tennis Canada’s National Training Centre in Montreal in 2014.
- As of 2019, he’s the youngest player to secure a spot within the ATP top 100.
- During her 2015-16 season, Auger became the first player born in the 2000s to have an ATP ranking. He also became the youngest player to break the top 800 on the ATP rankings at number 749 at the time.
- Auger won the title in Sherbrooke in a match against Gleb Sakharov in March 2017. In June of the same year, he acquired his maiden ATP Challenger and became the first 16-year-old to win a Challenger singles title next to Bernard Tomic who won the same title in 2009.
- In 2018, he got his first ATP Challenger doubles title and defeated Marin Draganja and Tomislav Draganja with his compatriot, Nicola Kuhn. On the same year, he made his debut in an ATP main draw at the Rotterdam Open but lost in 3 sets to world no. 38 Flip Krajinović in the first round.
- He qualified for his first ATP Masters 1000 main draw in 2018 and went on a match against fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil, defeating him in straight sets which led him to his first tour-level match victory.
- He shares a birthday with the legendary Roger Federer.
- In November 2016, he won his first professional title in a match against Juan Manuel Benitez Chavarriaga at the ITF Futures in Birmingham.
- At the age of 18, Auger-Aliassime became the youngest-ever ATP 500 finalist with his win over Pablo Cuevas to reach the Rio Open title match.
- He’s well-praised for his effective yet decent playing style. With his excellent athleticism, he executes precise strokes that can make his opponent run on the court and finish up the net.
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