Felix Auger-Alliassime is the latest Canadian teenage sports star , with fellow compatriot Bianca Andreescu reaching her peak popularity during the previous months.Also, he is the youngest player to reach the semi-finals at Miami Open The 18th year old player made good impressions at BNB Paribas Open in Indian Wells, reaching the fourth round of the competition, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the process.
In the quarter-final Auger-Alliassime played against Croatia’s Borna Coric.
The two exchanged baseline rallies throughout the first set , with Auger-Aliassime often taking charge.In the tie-break Coric made mistakes leading to his loss. The second set was more firmly controlled by the young Canadian. The final score of the game was 7-6(3), 6-2 .
“Playing Borna, who’s been established for a few years now, I definitely didn’t expect to win. I expected more, a set like in the first. But the second really surprised me. I felt like I had margin over him, had a bit of an edge. I just felt really comfortable out there from the first balls.”
“Everyone is super excited back home. It’s great to hear all these good comments from them. It puts a lot of belief in tennis in Canada.”
In Friday, Auger-Aliassime will play against defending champion John Isner, who won against Roberto Batistuta Agut with 7-6(1), 7-6(5).