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Rising Star: Felix Auger-Aliassime

Sep 14, 2015
written by: Heather Marrin
written by: Heather Marrin
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The Canadian tennis circuit can’t seem to get enough of 15-year-old, Felix Auger-Aliassime. The subject of sports headlines and even pro-player tweets, everyone has their eyes on the young rising star.

Name: Félix Auger-Aliassime
Born: August 8, 2000
Current ranking: 746
Idols: Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Gael Monfils
Extracurriculars: Likes movies and playing piano

Career highlights: At the tender age of only 14, Auger-Aliassime became the youngest player in ATP Challenger Tour history to qualify for a main draw.  He was also the first tennis player born in the 2000s to receive an Emirates ATP Ranking.

On-court strengths: He’s been noted to have a strong mental game, a killer drop-shot, and an incredible ability to cover every inch of the court.  Watch him in action as he wins this point on a 43-stroke rally against the ATP tour’s No. 202, Darian King at this year’s Granby Challenger event: