With his 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, Felix Auger-Aliassime joined a very exclusive list—so exclusive that he’s the only name on it, and will always be.

Auger-Aliassime has become the first player born in the 2000s to have wins over every one of the Big 3—Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. And barring a comeback from Federer, the Canadian will forever be the only player born in the 2000s to do it.


  • d. Federer in 2021 Halle 2nd Rd, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 [grass]
  • d. Djokovic in 2022 Laver Cup RR, 6-3, 7-6 (3) [indoor hard]
  • d. Nadal in 2022 ATP Finals RR, 6-3, 6-4 [indoor hard]

(Laver Cup matches are officially counted as tour-level matches by the ATP, just like ATP Cup and Davis Cup matches)

The 2000-born Auger-Aliassime’s victory over the No. 2-ranked Nadal was also his fifth career win over a Top 5 player, all of those coming this year—he beat a No. 3-ranked Alexander Zverev at the ATP Cup, a No. 4-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rotterdam final and a No. 1-ranked Carlos Alcaraz twice, in Davis Cup and in the Basel semifinals, both during the indoor hard-court season.

Alcaraz, who was born in 2003, has wins over both Nadal and Djokovic, beating them in back-to-back days in Madrid earlier this year—but he never got to play Federer before the Swiss retired.