Meet Felix Auger-Aliassime, the 14-year-old beating pro players nearly 10 years older

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Rising star: Felix Auger-Aliassime.Forget Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard, Canada has a new tennis prodigy Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 14-year-old from Montreal has continued to amaze on the professional tennis circuit by becoming the youngest ever player to hold an ATP ranking inside the top 800.
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He is now ranked No.749 after beating in straight sets Australian 21-year-old, and world No.478, Andrew Whittington, in the $US100,000 men’s challenger event in Grandby, Canada last week.

This new ranking now makes him the only player born in the new millennium to achieve such a feat.

Auger-Aliassime’s’ second round challenge was world No.202 Darian King from Barbados. He not only beat the Bajan, but won a 43-stroke rally, which the teenager eventually won with a cheeky drop shot.

The teen phenomenon, who shares a birthday with tennis legend Roger Federer, eventually bowed out in the quarter finals, but not before a rousing first-set comeback where he clawed back a 1-4 deficit by winning five straight games. He ran out of gas in a three-set loss 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka, a 19-year-old lefty currently ranked 137 in the world.

Auger-Aliassime has nonetheless made a strong impression on the tennis comminuty with Canadian Davis Cup captain Martin Laurendeau telling Toronto’s Globe and Mail, “I keep using the word incredible to describe it. I wish there was a better one, but there really isn’t. It really is kind of hard to believe.”

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