Felix Auger-Aliassime opens up on importance of sharing, helping others

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Felix Auger-Aliassime opens up on importance of sharing, helping others

Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime says sharing is very important as he admits one of the big reasons why he wants to be extremely successful is because that way he will have more resources to help others. Auger-Aliassime, who turned 22 in August, launched #FAAPointsForChange in 2020 in partnership with BNP Paribas and the NGO CARE.

The foundation has the goal of promoting children's education in Togo. "I try to have a global and long-term vision of my life. Today, I am a tennis player but that will not always be the case. Like a young person building his life, I have to build my career.

But it's not really selfish because the best way to help one day in a solid way is already to be well in place yourself. If I have a good career, if I become the best tennis player I can be, if I am a role model for young people, I will have a lot more means and time to help when it stops.

If I had started to disperse myself from adolescence or my beginnings pro to give my time everywhere, I would be a less good player now and I could help less. In the end, no one would win," Auger-Aliassime told Le Parisien.

Auger-Aliassime wants to give back and help others

Auger-Aliassime, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No 6 in the world, is one of the most talented and promising players in the world. When Auger-Aliassime finishes his career, he will certainly have a lot of reasons to celebrate.

But he insists he won't forget others as he promises that those in need will also benefit from his success. "I cannot speak for the others but I am aware of the help I received, that it is not the same for everyone. I have childhood friends who weren't as successful as me.

I don't do this to have a better conscience or tell myself that I'm going to sleep better at night. But if I did nothing, I would surely be less comfortable with myself. Sharing is important," Auger-Aliassime added.