Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime sent his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Virgil Abloh. On Sunday, Abloh passed away after privately battling cancer for the past few years. Abloh was a highly-popular and respected designer and entrepreneur, who worked as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection from 2018.
Also, he was the CEO of the Off-White label. Auger-Aliassime had a chance to meet Abloh and that was an experience he would never forget since he was amazed by the generosity and kindness of the late designer. "I was lucky enough to meet you once, and I can truly say that your energy, kindness and generosity was a light to be around.
Let’s remember to enjoy all the little things of life and cherish the moments we spend with our loved ones," Auger-Aliassime tweeted. "Sending my deepest love, strength and condolences to all of his family and friends.
Keep being that light Virgil. Rest In Peace. The legacy you built will live on forever."
Auger-Aliassime skipped the Davis Cup Finals
Auger-Aliassime committed to play the Davis Cup Finals but he decided to pull out of the event following an exhausting 2021 season.
Canada suffered two major blows as Denis Shapovalov also withdrew from the Davis Cup Finals. Canada Davis Cup team captain Frank Dancevic insisted there was no hard feeling toward Auger-Aliassime or Shapovalov as he insisted he fully understood their decision.
"Overall, being a tennis player these days is not easy, there’s a lot of travelling, there’s a lot of mental exhaustion for players, and physically it’s also difficult," Dancevic said. “It’s understandable that some guys are more prone to being injured and exhausted this time of year.
So I wasn’t totally surprised [that Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime withdrew] but I understand where they’re coming from. They’re team players, they love playing for their country, they’ve been here all the ties in the past since I’ve been captain, and I’m sure they’ll be here in the future if they’re healthy."