Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime captures ATP Challenger title
Canadian tennis player becomes 7th youngest to earn Tour victory
Montreal's Félix Auger-Aliassime became the seventh youngest player in history to capture an ATP Challenger title with his win on Sunday at the Open de Sopra Steria in Lyon, France.
Auger-Aliassime, who at 16 years and 10 months, was already the youngest Challenger finalist since Stefan Kozlov in 2014, defeated world no. 171 Mathias Bourge of France 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
At just 16 years old, Montreal's Félix Auger-Aliassime (<a href="https://twitter.com/felixtennis">@felixtennis</a>) becomes the 7th youngest player to win an ATP Challenger title. 🎾 <a href="https://t.co/pjHbULr6DK">pic.twitter.com/pjHbULr6DK</a>—@cbcsports
Auger-Aliassime's victory means that three Canadians have won a title on the ATP Challenger Tour this season, a first since 2013.
Denis Shapovalov won the Drummondville National Bank Challenger in March and Vasek Pospisil was crowned champion of the Busan Challenger last month.