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!
Inspiring to see what Félix Auger-Aliassime is doing at only 14 years old. He is going to be fun to follow.
— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) July 24, 2015
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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