Jo-Wilfried Tsonga discusses the talent of Felix Auger-Aliassime

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga discusses the talent of Felix Auger-Aliassime

Former world No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reveals he met Felix Auger-Aliassime's parents when the Canadian was 15 years old and from the first moment it was obvious to him that the Canadian was extremely talented. Auger-Aliassime, 21, has reached nine ATP finals so far in his career and he is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.

9 in the world. Auger-Aliassime is one of the most promising and talented players on the Tour. "Felix is a player who was watching me on TV when he was younger. I remember talking to his parents when he was 15: he was already very promising and very serious.

He was already promised the future he has today, he will continue to progress. I'm sure he can break down some barriers and go even higher," Tsonga said of Auger-Aliassime, per We Love Tennis.

Auger-Aliassime made a breakthrough in Rotterdam

After losing his first eight ATP finals, Auger-Aliassime beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rotterdam final to finally win his first ATP title.

“It has not been the smoothest road since my first final three years ago,” Auger-Aliassime admitted after winning the title. “It is an amazing day for me to get my first title and especially here. I played my first ATP main draw here a couple of years ago, so it is right I won my first title here”.

Auger-Aliassime admitted it was the happiest day of his career after making it all the way in Rotterdam. “I have a lot of good memories playing here in front of you, so thank you for making it a special week for me that I will remember for the rest of my life,” Auger-Aliassime said.

“It is the happiest day of my career and hopefully it is the first of many to come”. Tsonga was once considered as one of the most talented players on the Tour but never won a Grand Slam title. Auger-Aliassime made the quarterfinal at this past Australian Open.