The 16-year-old becomes the 7th youngest player to win an ATP Challenger title
At just 16 years, 10 months, Félix Auger-Aliassime became the seventh youngest player in history to capture an ATP Challenger title on Sunday at the Open de Sopra Steria in Lyon, France.
|1||Michael Chang||15 years,7 months||Las Vegas, USA, 1987|
|2||Richard Gasquet||16 years,0 months||Montauban, FRA, 2002|
|3||Bernard Tomic||16 years,4 months||Melbourne, AUS, 2009|
|4||Kent Carlsson||16 years,7 months||New Ulm, GER, 1984|
|5||Marcos Ondruska||16 years,7 months||Durban, RSA, 1989|
|6||Rafael Nadal||16 years,9 months||Bartelli, ITA, 2003|
|7||Félix Auger-Aliassime||16 years,
|Lyon, FRA, 2017|
|8||Novak Djokovic||17 years,0 months||Budapest, HUN, 2004|
Auger-Aliassime, who was already the youngest Challenger finalist since Stefan Kozlov in 2014, defeated world no. 171 Mathias Bourge of France 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the 64 000 € tournament.
Auger-Aliassime’s victory means that three Canadians have won a title on the ATP Challenger Tour this season, a first since 2013. Denis Shapovalov won the Drummondville National Bank Challenger in March and Vasek Pospisil was crowned champion of the Busan Challenger last month.
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) June 18, 2017
Auger-Aliassime will look to keep his win streak going this week at the Internationaux de tennis de Blois. He will face France’s Gianni Mina in the first round.
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) June 18, 2017
Feature photo by: Open Sopra Steria