Auger Aliassime is a 16-year-old Canadian tennis player who is currently the number 1 junior tennis player in the world. He won his first ATP Challenger title at the Open Sopra Steria de Lyon beating compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime, matching his career-high ranking of No. 388. In 2017, he was awarded the USTA International Spring Championships Sportsmanship Award becoming the youngest player in history to receive this award.
Where is Auger Aliassime from?
Auger Aliassime was born on October 17, 2001, in Montreal, Quebec. His parents are Haitian and he has three brothers: Kévin, Nelson, and Felix.
When did Auger Aliassime start playing tennis?
At the age of 4, Auger Aliassime started playing tennis with his brother Kévin.
What is Auger Aliassime’s professional life?
In the past 2 years, Auger has been competing as a professional tennis player. He won his first ATP Challenger title at the Open Sopra Steria de Lyon beating compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime, matching his career-high ranking of No. 388. In 2017, he was awarded the USTA International Spring Championships Sportsmanship Award becoming the youngest player in history to receive this award.
What is Auger Aliassime’s personal life?
He has developed an excellent reputation on the tour for his sportsmanship and professionalism. He doesn’t like to spend time alone, he prefers to share moments with friends or family. His favorite hobbies are biking and video games.
Auger Aliassime is currently focused on reaching the top of professional tennis where he sees himself playing against Roger Federer.
Auger Aliassime is currently coached by former ATP tour player Gabriel Urpí, who he had the chance to meet in Buenos Aires when he was 11, during an international event. His fitness trainer is Julien Hoferlin.
Auger regularly trains in Florida at the USTA headquarters with his older brother Felix, an 18-time ITF Futures champion in doubles.
Auger loves his family and spends time with them whenever he can.
Current world rankings of Auger Aliassime:
ATP singles ranking: 388 (as of December 2018)
ITF Junior ranking: 1 (as of 16 June 2017)
US Open Kids’ Singles Ranking by winning the USTA International Spring Championships Sportsmanship Award in 2017
What are Auger Aliassime’s achievements?
Auger Aliassime has many achievements. He won the 2016 US Open junior doubles with Benjamin Sigouin, while he was still ranked 300 in the junior rankings. That same year, Auger Aliassime won the Orange Bowl U18 Championship becoming only the second Canadian to accomplish this after Denis Shapovalov. At his home tournament, the 2017 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, Auger Aliassime became one of the youngest players to reach the third round since 1990. He also reached a junior high ranking of No. 3 in the world at age 15 and became a finalist at Junior Wimbledon 2017 losing to Alex De Minaur.
What are Auger Aliassime’s goals for the future?
Right now, his immediate goal is to crack the top 100 in the ATP rankings. He knows this is a tough goal but he has the potential to do so and we must give him time to improve and gain experience before we expect big things from him.
Auger Aliassime is a young and talented tennis player. He has the potential to go far but we need to give him time and support.