If you haven’t heard of Felix Auger Aliassime, you likely soon will. Just 15, the Canadian from Montreal may even be better than the much-ballyhooed crop of “NextGen” teens.
In March of 2014, at just 14 Auger Alliasime became the youngest player to earn an ATP Ranking and reach a Challenger main draw. And last summer he made the quarterfinals at the ATP Challenger in Granby.
This past Sunday, he was trying to become the youngest boy to ever win the French Open juniors, but fell just short after having match points in the final to Geoffrey Blancaneaux.
After the loss, Auger Alliasime talked about what he hopes for in the future.
“With the work I’ve done and I know what I am able of, I know I can achieve some great things,” he said. “I just want to keep having fun, keep doing what I do best, and hope to get a title soon.”
And he already has his sights set on winning bigger titles.
“To be professional. To win a Grand Slam, junior Grand Slam, and then have a good performance on the pro tour. You know, I’m being trained for that at present.
“When I reach professional level I know that I have before that to work, to be trained. I would like to win everything, of course, but that’s part of the game. I have objectives. Well, the results will come when I’ve worked.”
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