Only 14, Felix Auger Aliassime Is Already Winning Pro Matches!
by Tom Gainey | July 24th, 2015, 10:39 am
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While teens Borna Coric, Alexander Zverev among others are said to be the “future of tennis”, there’s a player also doing good things, but at a much younger age!

Fourteen-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime of Montreal is on court this week at the Granby Challenger in his native Canada. And and youngster continues to impress.

Ranked 1237th, Auger Aliassime had to qualify just to get into the event. He then won his first round match over No. 493 Andre Whittington and followed up yesterday by defeating No. 205 Darian King or Barbados 7-5, 6-3.

Watch the 14-year-old win a 43-stroke rally yesterday (he’s in the far court):

A closer look at his play:

In the quarterfinals today at 6:30pm, he’ll face Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka. You can watch him play live via this stream: http://www.challengerbanquenationale.com/en/granby-2/live-stream-centre-court/

Auger Aliassime made his pro debut earlier this year at Drummondville but a stomach issue forced his withdraw after he successfully made it through qualifying which also made him the youngest to ever reach a main draw at a Challenger. So technically, he has still hasn’t lost a match on the pro tour!

Auger won’t be 14 for long. He turns 15 on August 8, the same day Roger Federer turns 34. And he’s listed at 5-foot-10 but he’s already over six feet and growing.


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7 Comments for Only 14, Felix Auger Aliassime Is Already Winning Pro Matches!

Gypsy Gal Says:

Aww Best of luck,nice to see new talent breaking through,this is where all the players start….


jane Says:

that’s awfully young!

on another note, delpo tweeted that he’s split with his coach and another member of his team. i wonder what this foreshadows?? if anything…


Temple Says:

Must be a very slow day at the office.


MMT Says:

Good looking young player – very good footwork for his age, great racquet head acceleration on the forehand in particular, and doesn’t appear inclined to give up the center of the court or the baseline.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Interesting that he shares his birthdy with the great Mr Federer,maybe that will be a good omen,time will tell if he shares anything else with the great Swiss Maestro,seems like a nice kid with a good game,too early yet to tell,but i hope he has a great future in tennis….


autoFilter Says:

Awesome!

“He is going to be fun to follow.”

Haha, he’s going to be sending you packing in two years, Milos ;)


Alexandra Says:

Hopefully that isn’t another case of a player who gets attention too early.

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