Félix Auger-Aliassime has withdrawn from the Rolex Paris Masters and the Next Gen ATP finals in Milan due to injury. The 19 year old confirmed the news via his Instagram account on Thursday morning having announced on Wednesday he will not take part in the Vienna Open this week.
Auger-Aliassime still plans to represent Canada at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid next month alongside compatriots Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil having been selected by captain Frank Dancevic.
The injury means the youngster will end the season having made an incredible impact on the ATP Tour in 2019. Having started the year ranked No. 106, Auger-Aliassime has jumped 88 places to his current ranking of No. 18, cementing his status as Canada’s top-ranked player on the men’s tour.
He became the youngest-ever ATP 500 finalist in February when he reached the Rio Open final in Brazil before claiming his first victory over a top 10 player against former junior rival Stefanos Tsitsipas at Indian Wells. He then became the youngest semi-finalist in Miami Open history just a few weeks later, losing to John Isner.
HE DOES IT!
Félix Auger-Aliassime defeats Borna Coric 7-6(3), 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the #MiamiOpen. Unbelievable level from the 18-year-old in the biggest match of his career.
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) March 28, 2019
Two more ATP finals, at the Lyon Open in May and the Stuttgart Open in June, followed before Auger-Aliassime made a successful homecoming in Montreal, where he made the third round of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in front of passionate home support.
Everyone at Tennis Canada wishes Félix a speedy recovery.
(Feature photo: Mauricio Paiz)