10 questions about Felix Auger-Aliassime – Canada, US Open, Federer fan

Find out everything you need to know about the young Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime, who broke into the world’s top 10 in 2021

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What did Felix Auger-Aliassime do at the US Open in 2021?

Felix Auger-Aliassime achieved his best Grand Slam performance to date at the US Open in 2021 when he reached the semi-finals. The Canadian beat Roberto Bautista Agut, Frances Tiafoe and Carlos Alcaraz before losing to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev. He was the first Canadian man ever to reach the semi-finals at the US Open.

What is Felix Auger-Aliassime’s highest ranking to date?

Felix Auger-Aliassime broke into the world’s top 10 for the first time on November 15, 2021. His highest ranking is No 10.

How many ATP Tour titles has Felix Auger-Aliassime won?

None, to date. Felix Auger-Aliassime has reached eight ATP Tour finals, including two in 2021, but he has yet to lift an ATP Tour title. “The ranking is good,” Auger-Aliassime said after losing in the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open. “I’ve reached that objective. On the other hand, I couldn’t win a title this year, I had a chance this week, I couldn’t do it. I have to live with the consequences and that’s it.”

When was Felix Auger-Aliassime born?

Felix Auger-Aliassime was born on August 8, 2000, making him 21 years old. He shares a birthday with Roger Federer, his idol when he was growing up.

What is Auger-Aliassime’s nationality?

Felix Auger-Aliassime is Canadian. He was born in Montreal, in the province of Quebec.

How tall is Auger-Aliassime?

He stands an impressive 6ft 4in tall.

What is his family background?

His mother Marie Auger is from Quebec, and his father Sam Aliassime is from Togo. He has a sister Malika – also a tennis player.

Who is Auger-Aliassime’s coach?

Felix Auger-Aliassime’s coaches are former French players Guillaume Marx and Frederic Fontang. In April 2021, he announced that Toni Nadal – uncle of Rafael Nadal – would be serving as a mentor for him.

What other talents does he have?

Auger-Aliassime is very creative, and says if he wasn’t a tennis player, he would be an artist. He also plays the piano.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When did he start his career?

He started playing tennis when he was four years old, and enjoyed a successful junior career in singles, winning the Junior US Open in 2016 and finishing as runner-up at Roland-Garros the same year. He had won the junior doubles title in New York the year previously, partnering with his compatriot Denis Shapovalov. He turned professional in 2017.

What does Auger-Aliassime think about current affairs and social issues?

He has praised the racial diversity on show in New York.

“You hope that you’re leading by example, that kids, in you, they see belief, that you can reach that whatever city, country you come from, whatever neighbourhood you come from.

“I hope this gives a lot of belief to people, and it’s a good message of love. Yeah, I’m happy to see a lot of my peers and players I guess looking like me in the further rounds.”

He also leads a campaign to fund education programmes for children in Togo.

Does he have social media accounts?

He has an Instagram account with 348,000 followers, and a Twitter account with 86,100 followers.

How much prize money has he won?

According to the official ATP Tour website, Auger-Aliassime has won a combined singles and doubles total prize money of $5,276,302, as of November 15, 2021.

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