Félix Auger-Aliassime the tennis player who won for Canada at the 2022 Davis Cup, visibly remembers where he came from. He is taking advantage of a short break during the tennis season on the ATP Tour to travel to his home country in West Africa.
Félix’s father, Sam, is from Togo. He moved to Quebec in Canada where he met a Quebecer, a French-Canadian Marie Auger.
On August 8, 2000, the two had a talented child: Felix Auger-Aliassime began competing on the professional tour at a young age.
The 6th world racket, FAA took advantage of his visit to this West African country to visit his dad’s local tennis court.
The infrastructure has nothing to do with that of Quebec, but with two rackets, a ball, a net of lines painted in both directions, you can practice and end up raising a great world tennis star.
Among others, Félix visited the primary school in the village of Kagnissi in the northern-East of Togo where he explained the various improvements made thanks to their project.
“For all the points I earn during my matches, BNP Paribas and I donate $20 to support the education and protection of children in Togo,” he said.
On the second-tier ATP Challenger Tour, he is the youngest player to win a main draw match at 14 years and 11 months old, and is one of seven players to win a Challenger title by the age of 16.
He is the second-youngest to win multiple Challenger titles at 17 years and one month, and the youngest player to defend a Challenger title at 17 years and ten months.
Without his contribution, Canada would not be defending champions of the 110th edition of the Davis Cup today.