Felix Auger-Aliassime says helping those in need more important than winning tennis matches

Most players would find it impossible to play consistent tennis at the highest level, but there are a few exceptions. Felix Auger-Aliassime, a supremely athletic player who has reached the fourth round of three of the four Grand Slams this year, is a youth who needs no introduction to the tennis world.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime is currently regarded as one of the most admired players on the ATP Tour. Source: usopen.org

Felix’s US Open week was memorable, as he reached his first-ever Grand Slam semi-final after Carlos Alcaraz gave a mid-match walkover due to injury in the quarters.

Felix defeated the likes of Roberto Bautista Agut and Frances Tiafoe in New York before losing to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. Despite the setback, the teenager will take pride in his performance and leave New York on a high note.

Felix Auger-Aliassime is admired by many

Even at Wimbledon, Felix made it to the quarterfinals before being defeated in four sets by Matteo Berrettini. Felix Auger-Aliassime is known for his ability to hit winners from deep in the baseline and has a lethal serve to go along with a frightening forehand.

The USTA honoured Felix with the ‘US Open Sportsperson of the Year’ award in recognition of his performances, both on and off the court. Ashleigh Barty received this honourary title on the women’s circuit.

When asked about award, Felix stated that having an impact on people is far more important to him than winning matches or trophies.

The purpose of this award is to honour tennis players who exhibit outstanding sportsmanship during the hard-court season in the United States. It’s a strategy to encourage kids to practice fair play and respect for their opponents on the court.

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