Felix Makes Top 20, Featured In Vogue
What a way to celebrate cracking the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings for the first time.
#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime is featured in Vogue’s September 2019 issue, which is on newsstands throughout the U.S. starting Tuesday. The 19-year-old climbed to a new career-high of No. 19 on Monday when the new ATP Rankings were released.
Auger-Aliassime has risen 89 spots since the start of the season and will go for his first US Open main-draw win next week when the season’s final Grand Slam begins on 26 August.
Below is an excerpt from the story, which is titled, “Félix Auger-Aliassime Is Taking Tennis by Storm”. The full story can be read here.
By Sarah Crompton/Vogue
Auger-Aliassime began playing tennis at the age of four at the suggestion of his father, Sam, a tennis coach, originally from Togo. (His mother, Marie, is a teacher, and his older sister Malika plays college tennis.) “He just transmitted his passion to us,” Auger-Aliassime says, grinning broadly, revealing the gap in his front teeth. “I don’t really have a memory of not playing. And at a very young age, I told him, ‘I want to be a professional tennis player.’ What I like most about the game is its competitive side. It’s a duel—like chess or like gladiators. It’s two players confronting each other and finding solutions, and I really like that.”