Ever since he appeared at the first Challenger tournament in Drummondville 2015 at the age of 14, Felix Auger-Aliassime has been a history maker capable of matching or beating many age records in the last couple of seasons.
The 19-year-old Canadian sits on the verge of the top-20 at the beginning of the new season, making swift progress through the ATP ranking list and seeking the place in the top-10 as soon as possible. Auger-Aliassime couldn't finish the previous season as he would have liked it, struggling with a left ankle injury and playing only six matches after the US Open.
After a well-deserved rest, Felix is ready to rumble again at the beginning of 2020, writing history as the first player with a victory at the ATP Cup. Felix took down Michail Pervolarakis 6-1, 6-3 in the tie between Canada and Greece, pushing his country in front before Denis Shapovalov defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to wrap up the overall triumph for the nation that enjoyed stellar 2019 season on both the men's and women's Tour.
"I felt good on the court, dictating the pace as I was able to impose my shots. I found my rhythm from the very first points, scoring an early break and taking the pressure off ahead of the rest of the encounter. I didn't have a break point and I can be happy with the way I played; hopefully, we will be on the positive side at the end of the day.
Ever since the junior days, I have always loved Australia and to compete there but the results were just not there. I will try to change that in the next couple of weeks and play good tennis in front of the Aussie fans; I had good practice runs and encouraging start of the campaign, will try to keep it that way."