Félix Auger-Aliassime is a very challenging player and has been a threat to the top-ranked players. The World Number 9 recently made headlines for giving a tough 21 Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal in the Round 16 of Rolland Garros. And here are some interesting facts about Félix Auger-Aliassime.
(1) Félix shares his birthday along with Roger Federer
Félix shares his birthday along with tennis icon Roger Federer on 8th August. He was born on 8th August 2000, exactly 19 years after Federer. Félix trained with Federer in Dubai during in the 2017 off-season. In 2019 both Félix and Federer got into the semi-finals of the Miami Open. Félix became the youngest men’s singles semifinalist in the tournament and Federer went on to win the tournament.
(2) Félix comes from an athletic family
Félix, like many tennis players, comes from an athletic family. His Dad was the first person to introduce him to the world of tennis. His sister Malika also plays tennis. He started playing tennis at four and trained at the Club Avantage as a member of the Académie de Tennis Hérisset-Bordeleau in Quebec City.
(3) Félix has unbeaten records with a few former World Number 1
Félix has an unbeaten record with a few former Top 10 players. He has an unbeaten record with Former World Number 1 British Tennis Player Andy Murray and one of the legends of tennis Roger Federer. Félix has played against Andy Murray twice and won both times and he even played against Federer once and won that match. But he has not been able to defeat other former World Number 1 players Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal and current World Number 1, Novak Djokovic.
(4) Felix even has a huge interest for charity
Auger-Aliassime, in 2020 announced that he would donate $5 for every point he wins this season to EduChange, partnering with CARE to support the protection and education of children in Togo. He has ancestors from Tongo from his father’s side. BNP Paribas also said that they would donate $15 for every point Auger-Aliassime wins.
(5) Felix is a music lover
Felix is not only a tennis prodigy but is also a music lover. There have been a few posts on his Instagram account where he can be seen rocking an electric guitar. He can also play the piano. And another interesting fact about him is that he even loves watching movies during his downtime.
The 21-year-old has a huge illustrious career ahead of him. And we can’t wait to see him dazzle with his strong backhand.
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