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Felix Auger-Aliassime will miss Montreal due to a left wrist injury

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by Jovica Ilic

16-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime has had a great season so far, as one of the most talented players in the world already cracked Top 250. A month ago, Felix won Lyon Challenger, becoming the 7th youngest Challenger winner since 1978, and the best was yet to come this summer, as he was awarded the wild card for the Canada Masters 1000 event in Montreal.

August 8 (on his birthday) was scheduled as the date of his debut in Montreal, but unfortunately, Auger-Aliassime will not be able to compete in front of the home crowd on the big stage. Felix was forced to withdraw due to a left wrist injury that has bothered him in the last few weeks, and he will also skip the Canadian Challenger swing in Winnipeg, Gatineau, and Granby, in order to take some rest and make a full recovery.

“I am obviously disappointed because I was looking forward to playing my first Rogers Cup main draw match in front of the Montreal crowd, but my priority is to heal this injury 100% before returning to competition to avoid it becoming a problem long term,” said Auger-Aliassime. “For now, I am hoping to return for the qualifying at the U.S.

Open and I am sure that I will be back stronger to play the 2019 Rogers Cup in Montreal.”

“Félix is still young and will certainly have many more chances to play Rogers Cup and showcase his talents for the fans in Montreal,” said Rogers Cup Tournament Director Eugène Lapierre. “We hope that he will be back on court soon and wish him lots of success for the rest of the season.”
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