FLASHBACK: Auger-Aliassime made the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open earlier this year.


Racquet: Babolat Pure Aero 98 ($269)

With the smallest head size and thinnest, most flexible beam, the Aero 98 is the most restrained and control-oriented member of the Aero franchise. Its 16x20 string pattern also enhances the frame’s ability to hit into tighter windows. Spin production is slightly tempered when compared to other models in the line, but skilled players will have no trouble putting serious work on the ball.

Shoes: Adidas Barricade ($150)

After taking a short hiatus for retooling, the Barricade returned with its trademark stability and support, but trimmed some weight, streamlined its profile and bolstered its cushioning features for a more responsive and comfortable ride.

Auger-Aliassime pairs Adidas apparel with a Babolat racquet.

Auger-Aliassime pairs Adidas apparel with a Babolat racquet.

A hard-court warrior, it also comes in clay-court edition, which has an outsole specifically designed for the surface.

Apparel: Adidas Paris FRL Tee ($65) and Paris Ergo Short ($65)

The slim fitting top has Freelift construction—a design feature in the arms that allows greater freedom of movement—ventilated back panel and sleeve cuffs. It’s paired with the Paris Ergo Short, which has a 7” inseam, drawstring elastic waistband and an inner-leg mesh gusset for improved air flow. Both pieces employ Heat.Rdy and Aeroready technologies for body temperature regulation and breathability.