Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime was born in Montreal on August 8, 2000, exactly 19 years after former world number one Roger Federer. In his still young career, he reached a maximum of 17th position in the ATP ranking in October 2019, while today he is 20th.
His best result in a Grand Slam event is the round of 16, played last year at the US Open and in the latest edition of the Australian Open, where he was stopped by the phenomenal Aslan Karatsev coming back in the fifth set.
Félix reached seven finals of the major circuit, losing them all: in Rio de Janeiro, Lyon, Stuttgart, Rotterdam, Marseille, Cologne and Melbourne, while in doubles he raised his first ATP trophy at the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy 2020, won together to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz.
The words of Toni Nadal
In recent weeks, Toni Nadal, Rafa’s uncle and for many years also his coach, announced his new collaboration with the Canadian, which began with the Rolex Masters in Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco.
In an interview also made known by We Love Tennis, Toni said: “For the moment we are doing well. He is a very polite and correct young man. He is still in the training phase, has great potential and lacks some tennis training to stabilize his game.”
This year, Auger-Aliassime overtook Yuichi Sugita, Egor Gerasimov, Jiri Vesely and Corentin Moutet before losing in their latest Melbourne match to Briton Daniel Evans, who won 6-3 6-2. In Miami he beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert and then lost to American John Isner in two tiebreaks, while in Monte Carlo he had to surrender to Chilean Cristian Garin in two halves.
The 20-year-old from Montréal is currently the third Canadian player in the ATP rankings: before him Denis Shapovalov (14th) and the more experienced Milos Raonic (19th). He follows Vasek Pospisil, today in 63rd place in the world ranking.