Felix Auger-Aliassime Cracks the Top-10


By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday November 15, 2021

Welcome to the Top-10 Felix Auger-Aliassime!

The Canadian becomes the second player born in the 2000s to reach the Top-10 on Monday, sliding past Jannik Sinner to become the third ATP player from Canada to ever rank inside the Top-10.

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Auger-Aliassime finishes a breakthrough season with a 38-24 record that saw him reach his first major quarterfinal at Wimbledon and then top that at the US Open where he played his first Grand Slam semifinal.

The 21-year-old, who just claimed his 100th ATP win last week at Stockholm, recently announced that he was ending his season due to a knee injury. Auger-Aliassime says that he will not represent Canada at this year’s Davis Cup Finals.



The ATP has now seen four Top-10 debuts in the last few months:

Casper Ruud: Top 10 debut on September 13, 2021 (current No.8)

Hubert Hurkacz: Top 10 debut on October 18, 2021 (current No.9)

Jannik Sinner: Top 10 debut on November 1, 2021 (current No.11)

Felix Auger-Aliassime: Top 10 debut on November 15, 2021

In other ranking news, American Tommy Paul rises to a career-high ranking of 43 after claiming his maiden title at Stockholm. That gives the American men six Top-50 players, including Taylor Fritz, the No.1 American, who is currently ranked 23.



Five of those six American men are aged 24 or younger.

In total, American men have ten players ranked inside the Top-70, with seven aged 24 or younger, including three – No.62 Brandon Nakashima (20), No.56 Jenson Brooksby (21) and No.41 Sebastian Korda (21) – that are 21 or younger.





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