An 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime is the third-youngest player in the top-200 although that's not the most impressive fact about him, standing on the verge of the top-20 after a stellar season so far! The Montreal native has been among the young guns to beat for years now, setting one age record after another at all three levels, becoming one of the youngest champions on both the Futures and Challenger Tour and standing above all the coevals in the ranking charts and also with his experience on the ATP Tour.
Felix had the opportunity to make an ATP debut in Marseille 2018, scoring the first ATP win a few weeks later on the big stage at Indian Wells to make a name for himself before reaching the first ATP quarter-final in September in Chengdu.
Ranked 147th, Felix had qualified for the main draw and ousted Yibing Wu and Hyeon Chung to become the first player born in 2000 in the last eight at the ATP event, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Bernard Tomic in the battle for the semi-final.
A lot has changed in the previous ten months, with Auger-Aliassime making remarkable progress from world no. 108 to become one of the most consistent players on the Tour with already three ATP finals in 2019! With 28 victories under his belt, Felix is by far the best teenager in the men's tennis, competing for the title in Rio de Janeiro, Lyon and Stuttgart and almost advancing into the final at Masters 1000 event in Miami as well, wasting a break lead in both sets against John Isner.
Felix has signed to play in Chengdu again in September together with John Isner and Grigor Dimitrov, hoping to make a deep run and continue where he left in 2018, inviting his fans to come and support him in China just like they did ten months ago.
"Hello to all the fans in Chengdu. Just letting you know I'm coming back this year to play the Chengdu Open. I'm really looking forward to it because I had great memories from 2018 when I reached the first ATP quarter-final there. A lot has happened since then but I'm happy to be back and hopefully to go even further."