Felix Auger Aliassime: I Know I Can Achieve Some Great Things
by Tom Gainey | June 8th, 2016, 10:14 am

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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6 Comments for Felix Auger Aliassime: I Know I Can Achieve Some Great Things

SG1 Says:

He’s a beautiful player to watch. Very athletic, smooth and powerful. He’ll be up there hunting for major trophies in the next 4 or 5 years.

SG1 Says:

If he only had a one-handed BH..

jane Says:

thanks for this tom. caught a little bit of the end of the boy’s match, and yes, he looks special. looking forward to following his progress.

chrisford1 Says:

SG1, if only tennis could go back to linen slacks, one-handed backhands, refreshments served to players on trays between games, and of course wood rackets.
White balls too!

SG1 Says:

CF1…lol…I wouldn’t exactly relegate one handed backhands to the era of linen slacks. Just ask the present holder of all four major trophies how he felt staring down Stan’s backhand at last year’s FO.

Just saying that when you see a player as smooth as Felix Auger Aliassime, it almost seems unnatural for him to be hitting the backhand with two hands. Which is not to say he has a bad backhand. He has an excellent one. When he starts winning majors, no one will care (…least of all him) how many hands he uses to hit his backhand.

SG1 Says:

White balls and refreshments on trays…nothing wrong with either if you ask me. TV didn’t just kill the radio star…it killed white balls too.

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