Canadian prodigy and upcoming tennis star, Felix Auger-Aliassime has taken Granby Challenger by storm. The 14 year old has rewritten history books by becoming the youngest player ever to win a main draw match at Challenger level. What is more interesting is that he shares a birthday with Roger Federer. The Montreal native defeated the Australian, Andrew Whittington, 6-3 6-2 at Granby, Canada. He won handsomely, with a strong forehand and solid backhand. The only area for concern for this wonder boy is his serve. He won more points on his second serve rather than the first one. But he will improve, after all he is just 14 and one an ATP match. While most boys of his age are busy riding bikes, playing computer games etc; Felix is busy playing top notch tennis. The previous record was held by Krygios, who won his first match at the age of 17. He is widely considered as the best young player and future World No. 1. Now he has a competitor in Felix.
Felix Auger has extended his professional tennis record to 6-0 and followed a straight sets win over Aubone in qualifying on Tuesday. He has forced the people who thought that the Golden Age of Canadian Tennis ended with Genie, Milos and Vasek.
Before his win, he was already ranked at 1237 and is the first tennis player of this millenium to win an ATP ranking. After his win today, he is expected to get inside the top 1000 rankings.
Here are some of the tweets:
He's only 14 years old … Excitement building for Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime https://t.co/PXqkI8KGF9
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) July 22, 2015
14-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime of Montreal wins 6-3, 6-2 over Andrew Whittington at the Granby challenger. Remember the name. #FAAtakeoff
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 22, 2015
In his next match, Felix Auger Aliassime faces World No. 205, Darian King. It will be a big ask for the young Canadian, but after this win his morale would be high and he could pull of another upset. Well, there is no denying talent, is it?