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Meet the team: Junior Davis Cup

Sep 28, 2015
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Fresh off winning their Junior US Open title, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are turning their attention towards a new goal – capturing the Junior Davis Cup in Madrid. Joining them will be Benjamin Sigouin, and with all three players inside the Top 100, Canada will be a tough team to beat.

Before play begins on Tuesday, get familiar with Canada’s Junior Davis Cup entry below:

Felix College Park champion

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Birthdate: August 8, 2000 (15 years old)

Hometown: Montreal

ITF world ranking: No. 23

Significant Results: Won the Junior US Open boys’ doubles title with Shapovalov

Won his first ITF Grade 1 junior tournament at College Park, Maryland last month

Youngest player to ever qualify for an ATP Challenger at the age of 14

First player born in the 2000s to earn an ATP ranking point

Made the quarter-finals of the $100K Granby National Bank Challenger in July in his first pro main draw

Fun Fact: He shares a birthday with Roger Federer

Denis Shapovalov interview

Denis Shapovalov

Birthdate: April 15, 1999 (16 years old)

Hometown: Toronto

ITF world ranking: No. 29

Significant Results: Captured the Junior US Open boys’ doubles title with Auger-Aliassime

Made the third round of Junior Wimbledon

Finalist at the Grade 1 tournament in College Park, Maryland

Reigning U18 indoor and outdoor Canadian national champion

Was named the 2014 Tennis Canada Junior Boy of the Year

Fun Fact: Though his skating skills don’t quite match those he has on court, if he could play another sport besides tennis it would be hockey

Benjamin Sigouin

Benjamin Sigouin

Birthdate: June 3, 1999 (16 years old)

Hometown: Vancouver

ITF world ranking: No. 83

Significant Results: Has made three ITF Grade 2 semifinals this year (Condor De Plata in Bolivia in February, IGTA Junior Cup in Germany in June, and Bakkum Dutch Junior Open in Netherlands in July)

Four-time national champion (2010 U12 outdoor, 2012 U14 outdoor, 2013 U14 indoor, 2014 U16 indoor)

Fun Fact: Started playing tennis at the age of three at the Stanley Park tennis courts

Captained by Oded Jacob, the leader of Tennis Canada’s national junior training program in Vancouver, the Junior Davis Cup team is seeded No. 1 in Group A and will compete in round-robin play alongside Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Poland.