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I thought I would create Félix his own Thread considering how well he has done on both the Junior tour and ATP at only 14 yr old, we can still post in the 1999-2001 Juniors Thread about him as well if you like. but I just thought it was time for him to get his own thread, and hopefully he continue to carry on his great form and success through this years and many years to come for Canada tennis :yeah:








Biography

Name: Félix Auger-Aliassime
Born: August 8, 2000 (16 years old)
Birth Place: Montreal, Canada
Right Handed: (Double Handed Backhand)
Trains: NTC
Coach: Frederic Niemeyer
Age Started Tennis: 5
Favourite Surface: Clay
Career High ATP Ranking: 595
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: 2
Current ITF Junior Ranking: 2
Career High Tennis Europe 14&U Ranking: #9

Titles Won & Notable Accomplishments:

2011 12&U 2011 Rogers Junior Indoor National Championships
2012 12&U Open Super 12
2012 12&U Euro Trophy Porto San Giorgio
2014 14&U 2014 Under 14 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals
2014 18&U 2e ÉTAPE 18 ANS ET MOINS DU QUÉBEC
2015 18&U Queretaro Junior Cup G3
2015 18&U Jalisco Junior Cup G4
2015 18&U Prince George’s County International Hard Court Junior Tennis Championship ITF G1
2015 Junior Davis Cup
2015 18&U Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship G1
2016 18&U US Open Junior Tennis Championship GA

Doubles Titles:
2011 12&U Open Super 12
2012 12&U Euro Trophy Porto San Giorgio
2013 14&U Jufa ÖTV 2013 Europe Junior Tour
2014 14&U 2014 Under 14 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals
2015 18&U Jalisco Junior Cup G4
2015 18&U US Open Junior Tennis Championship GA
 

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So I've never followed anyone from this age before, I know he's doing very well at this age, however from what I've seen he's only really played on clay in the past year. Is this a problem? Or is this normal, will he eventually be playing on other surfaces.
 

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So I've never followed anyone from this age before, I know he's doing very well at this age, however from what I've seen he's only really played on clay in the past year. Is this a problem? Or is this normal, will he eventually be playing on other surfaces.
Wow I didn't really notice that until you just pointed that out, He played on clay this whole yr so far beside that one challenger event he played. I guess it an good thing he great on clay because not many player are good clay-court player, but I also hoping he good on other surface as well
 

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As with most of the Canadian contingency he's playing in the Granby challenger. He's seeded 6th in the qualifying draw and needs to win only 2 matches to make the MD. Let's see what he can do.


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He won 76(3) 62. Live scores showed he came out not as sharp as before the rain delay (served for the 1st set twice, had 2 BPs to break lead 65 and serve for it a third time) but he loosened up to take the TB and second set rather convincingly.

Hope we'll see some more streams this week. What an exciting prospect Felix is. I don't think Canada has ever had a male tennis prodigy.


So I've never followed anyone from this age before, I know he's doing very well at this age, however from what I've seen he's only really played on clay in the past year. Is this a problem? Or is this normal, will he eventually be playing on other surfaces.
Tennis Canada does seem to favour taking the kids on clay tours to make up for the lack of red clay courts in Canada. But his clay heavy schedule is also an accident of some injuries he had during the HC season. And There's really only two or three grass court tournaments for juniors and his ranking was still building up to get into those before Wimbledon.

I just hope he can avoid serious injuries in this big learning period the next few years.
 

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look like he will play Andrew Whittington in the first round, don't know nothing about Andrew Whittington game but i hoping Felix get the win
 

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With all these rain delays hope his match won't be too late for me to watch. First time I'll try to watch a full match from him. :bigclap:
 

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So I've never followed anyone from this age before, I know he's doing very well at this age, however from what I've seen he's only really played on clay in the past year. Is this a problem? Or is this normal, will he eventually be playing on other surfaces.
It's just how Junior tournament scheduling worked out. Canada went on a Central American tour when they were bringing their first year 16's to the G4's and G5's and they all happened to be clay. Then once he excelled there, he needed to go onto the European tour, and all of the big tournaments G3's, G2's and G1's were on clay. There isn't too many hard court junior events outside of Canada and the states.
 

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With all these rain delays hope his match won't be too late for me to watch. First time I'll try to watch a full match from him. :bigclap:
His match was, and still is scheduled for 6:30 Eastern. Granted it is as an NB, but now it seems to be just two matches before hand, Schnur/Nishioka is scheduled to restart at 3:30 (with the score 1/4 in the first set) and then one other match after that so hopefully his won't be too late for you.
 

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I'm officially jumping on the bandwagon, especially now that I've seen him play. This kid is remarkably good for a 14 year old. Speed, power, consistency, shot selection,...I don't know how many tournaments he's allowed to play, but he could very quickly be the third best Canadian. Best of luck against Darian King in the round of 16 of Granby.
 

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Watching him play you'd never guess he was only 14. Dude is something special, already too good for future level players like Whittington.
 

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Great win should give him alot confidence :yeah:, he plays Darian King next. Darian doesn't have any weapons that can blow Felix off the court with but he does run down alot and good at putting them back into play, in other words his anticipation is good at an challenge level. should be an good test for Felix
 
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