10 To Watch: Felix Auger-Aliassime—Canada's next prodigy?

by: Zach Cohen | May 16, 2018

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Felix Auger-Aliassime is one of the more talented players to come out of Canada. (AP)

Felix Auger-Aliassime has generated a lot of buzz by performing at a high level on the ATP Challenger Tour at a very young age. As a 14-year-old, the Canadian became the first player to qualify for a Challenger tournament and win a match in the main draw, which he did in Granby. And while he has only appeared in five singles matches at the ATP level, it's fair to expect some bigger things from the now 17-year-old moving forward. 

Auger-Aliassime plays with a ton of intensity, something that will help him compete for titles once he matures physically. The Canadian can best be described as an aggressive baseliner, with a ton of power on all of his shots. His most dangerous weapons are his serve and forehand, but he also possesses an impressive two-handed backhand.

Like most players, the Canadian dreams of becoming the No. 1 player in the world one day. 

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