Auger-Aliassime is returning for his third Laver Cup in Vancouver. He played a key role helping Team World to its first victory at the O2 in London, winning Sunday’s doubles partnering with Jack Sock and stepping straight back on court against Novak Djokovic, where he completed a stunning victory for John McEnroe’s team. The Canadian is regarded as one of the most exciting young talents to enter the big league, and in 2022 broke into the top 10 after helping Canada win the ATP Cup. Later that year, he led Canada to its first Davis Cup victory alongside Denis Shapovalov. Auger-Aliassime began competing on the ATP Tour at a young age and won his first main draw match at Challenger level when he was 14, his first Challenger title at 16.
Auger-Aliassime was born in Montreal and raised in Quebec. His father, Sam, is a tennis coach and immigrated from Togo, while his mother, Marie, is of French-Canadian descent. Felix now donates $5 of every point he wins to support children in Togo. He started playing tennis at 4 and shares a birthday with his idol, Roger Federer.
Auger-Aliassime recovered from another long Laver Cup battle against his good friend Matteo Berrettini in London, to propel Team World towards an overall victory on Sunday after he braved two must-win encounters. He found momentum in the doubles with Jack Sock and stunned Novak Djokovic in straight sets to put his side within one match of its first Laver Cup title. Auger-Aliassime thrives in a team environment, winning three out of four singles matches at the inaugural United Cup in January. He has owns four ATP Tour singles titles, all won in 2022, and has been a finalist on nine occasions. His ranking reached an all-time high of No.6 last November, after winning consecutive tournaments at Florence, Belgium and Basel, a streak he credits to his confidence-boosting performance at Laver Cup London.
2023 Season Highlights
Quarterfinals: Indian Wells, Rotterdam
R16: Australian Open