Who is Félix Auger-Aliassime and when did the Canadian tennis player turn pro? | The Sun

Who is Félix Auger-Aliassime and when did the Canadian tennis player turn pro? | The Sun

CANADIAN hot-prospect to ATP top-ten ranking, it has been a whirlwind few years for Félix Auger-Aliassime.

Now he is putting in performances on the senior circuit that are causing a lot of people to talk about the Canadian star.

Who is Félix Auger-Aliassime?

Felix Auger-Aliassime is Canada’s highest-ranked male tennis player.

Born in Montreal, his mother Marie Auger is from Quebec, and his father Sam Aliassime is from Togo.

His sister, Malika, is also a professional tennis player.

Auger-Aliassime has an academy in Quebec and in December 2022 he visited Togo to check in on a project he set up two years ago.

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Together with BNP Paribas and the NGO CARE, he began #FAAPointsforChange, to promote education and protect children’s rights on the lands of his ancestors, in la Kara, Togo.

For each point he wins, Auger-Aliassime gives 5 dollars and BNP Paribas adds 15.

The total now stands at 16,486 points (nearly 330,000 dollars), as of December 4, 2022.

When did Félix Auger-Aliassime turn pro?

Auger-Aliassime turned pro in 2017.

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He has won four ATP titles, including three in 2022, ending the year ranked a career-high sixth.

He and Denis Shapovalov also led Canada to the ATP Cup in a historic win in the same year.

At the US Open in 2021, he became the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals.

Beating Roberto Bautista Agut, Frances Tiafoe and Carlos Alcaraz before losing to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev.

The defeat of Carlos Alcaraz created a storm at the time as nobody predicted him to beat the world number one.

Is Who is Félix Auger-Aliassime dating anyone?

Auger-Aliassime is currently dating Croatian equestrian star Nina Ghaibi.

Ghaibi came into contact with the tall dark and handsome Canadian through her cousin, who just so happens to be Croatian-born Australian player Ajla Tomljanović.

While Ghaibi rarely lets slip any truly private details of her life, her Instagram account is public and makes no secret of her extensive travel to support or spend time with Auger-Aliassime.

There are plenty of snaps of the happy couple to enjoy amidst some holiday videos and significant moments.

Ghaibi was in Rotterdam to witness Auger-Aliassime winning his first title on the ATP Tour.

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