After win over Slovakia’s Alex Molcan at australian open on Wednesday, the Canadian tennis champion of Togolese origin, Felix Auger-aliassime give further explanations about his foundation in the West African country.
For the first time in his life, the 22 year-old tennis player was in Togo in December 2022 to discover the country of his father.
“I started in 2020. I wanted to do something through my career to help the country of origin of my dad. With the help of BNB Paribas. We accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the education of the kids and the youth.”, he told Eurosport during a live TV program on Wednesday.
“It was good to see the progress that has been done. I met different parties that we’ve helped there. The young kids that are in elementary schools, but also teenagers, young adults trying to start their professional lives”, he added.
The second-youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) said his foundation provided among others some academical infrastructures and facilities to young , renovating some sports fields and putting your adults in various training.
The Togolese-Canadian, who struggled out of the gates in the first round before bouncing Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver in four sets, started even slower against Molcan, but appeared by the fourth set to have run his rival out of gas.
Felix Auger-Aliassime has finally advanced to the third round of the 2023 Australian Open which is scheduled for Friday.