It’s been a year of breakthroughs for Felix Auger-Aliassime—first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, then first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open—and now he’s broken new ground on the ATP rankings, too, making his Top 10 debut.

The Canadian rises from No. 11 to No. 10 today after a semifinal showing in Stockholm last week, which was just the latest in a slew of deep runs this year. He reached the quarterfinals or better 10 times in 2021, including two finals (Melbourne and Stuttgart), three semifinals (Halle, US Open and Stockholm) and five quarterfinals (Acapulco, Barcelona, Wimbledon, Cincinnati and Vienna).

His two biggest jumps up the rankings this year came after the last two majors—he rose from No. 19 to No. 15 after reaching the last eight at Wimbledon and then from No. 15 to No. 11 after reaching the final four at the US Open.

The 21-year-old from Montreal is now the sixth Canadian player, male or female, to reach the Top 10 in either ATP or WTA rankings history.

CANADIANS TO REACH TOP 10 ON ATP OR WTA RANKINGS:
~ Carling Bassett-Seguso: Top 10 debut in 1984 (career-high No. 8 in 1985)
~ Milos Raonic: Top 10 debut in 2013 (career-high No. 3 in 2016)
~ Eugenie Bouchard: Top 10 debut in 2014 (career-high No. 5 in 2014)
~ Bianca Andreescu: Top 10 debut in 2019 (career-high No. 4 in 2019)
~ Denis Shapovalov: Top 10 debut in 2020 (career-high No. 10 in 2020)
~ Felix Auger-Aliassime: Top 10 debut in 2021 (career-high No. 10 in 2021)

The 2000-born Auger-Aliassime is also just the second man born in the 2000s to break the Top 10 on the ATP rankings, after 2001-born Jannik Sinner, who just broke into the Top 10 two weeks ago—and Sinner is actually the player Auger-Aliassime just bumped out of the Top 10 (Sinner slips from No. 10 to No. 11 today).

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Auger-Aliassime reached the quarterfinals or better at 10 events this year, including two finals.

Auger-Aliassime reached the quarterfinals or better at 10 events this year, including two finals.

This is also the fourth time in the last 10 weeks (and third time in the last five weeks) that there’s been a new Top 10 player on the ATP rankings:
~ Casper Ruud: Top 10 debut on September 13, 2021
~ Hubert Hurkacz: Top 10 debut on October 18, 2021
~ Jannik Sinner: Top 10 debut on November 1, 2021
~ Felix Auger-Aliassime: Top 10 debut on November 15, 2021

There are a few more notable moves on the ATP rankings today: American Tommy Paul rises from No. 52 to No. 43 after winning his first ATP title in Stockholm, jumping past his previous career-high of No. 50; Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands goes from No. 72 to a new high of No. 65 after winning his record eighth Challenger title of the year in Bratislava; and German Daniel Altmaier makes his Top 100 debut after making the final of a Challenger in Knoxville, Tennessee, going from No. 105 to No. 98.

A little further down, former No. 1 Andy Murray continues his climb back towards the Top 100, moving up from No. 143 to No. 134 after reaching the quarters in Stockholm.