Last Updated on November 4, 2021
Felix Auger-Aliassime, a member of the younger generation of Canadian tennis players, has a good chance to qualify for the ATP Finals after the Masters in Paris. The 21-year-old is ranked No. 11 in the ATP rankings and could challenge for a spot in the ATP Finals if he performs well at the ATP Rolex Paris Masters and his rivals Casper Ruud and Jannik Sinner don’t reach the latter stages of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
The Canadian had already reached the second round of the ATP Paris tournament after winning his opening match against Gianluca Mager of Italy 4/6,6/4,6/1. The Italian made it to the main draw after qualifying against Henri Laaksonen and Yoshihito Nishioka. In the first set Gianluca managed to take the lead and win, but in the decisive sets Felix was stronger.
FAA turns the tables!
Led by a set down by Gianluca Mager, Félix Auger-Aliassime finally won 4-6 6-4 6-1 to join Koepfer in @RolexPMasters 2nd round
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) November 2, 2021
Auger-Aliassime is making his second career appearance in the ATP Masters 1000 series in Paris. Last year he came here for the first time and lost in the first round. Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in three sets in 2020.
Felix is one of the most unlucky tennis players on the ATP Tour. He has eight finals in the last three years and no titles to his credit. This season the hopeful Canadian played in the Mercedes Cup finals, losing to Marin Cilic and the Murray River Open where he lost to Daniel Evans.
The Canadian was excellent in the last US Open, reaching the semifinals but losing to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev. The Indian Wells tournament was not a success for the Canadian, who lost in the first round to Albert Ramos-Vinolas. At a tournament in Vienna, Felix lost to future champion Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals.