Canada Tennis: After a night and Felix…

Like compatriot Leila Annie Fernandez the day before, Kipker Felix Auger-Aliassime was named the nation’s best player on Wednesday, as well as the best singles player and best Canadian tennis player.

The 21-year-old succeeds Milos Raonic as the most deserving “tennis player”. After starting the season at number 21 in the world, Auger-Aliassime finished 11th after temporarily occupying 10, a personal high.

A semi-finalist at the US Open at Flushing Meadows, he was also a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and a two-time finalist, in Stuttgart and Melbourne 2. The player from La Belle County finished the year with a record 38-24, including four wins Against the top 10 players (Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Roger Federer, Diego Schwartzman).

Shapovalov too

On his part, Ontarian Denis Shapovalov was named the best doubles player in Canada for the third year in a row. Subsequently, Kipker Jaden Weeks was named Young Player of the Year.

“Felix, Dennis and Jaden have had excellent seasons and we are very pleased to honor them,” Michael Downey, President and CEO of Tennis Canada said in a statement. In the challenging conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the three of them stood out and performed exceptionally well.”

In the semi-finals in singles at Wimbledon, Shapovalov also distinguished himself in doubles. Along with his longtime partner Rohan Bubana, he notably participated in the quarter-finals of two Master 1000 events (Madrid and Indian Wells) and was a semi-finalist at the ATP 250 Championships in Saint Petersburg.

As for Weekes, he’s a 23-11 junior record, taking two Category 3 titles this year, at Repentigny and in Israel, at the Ramat Hasharon Championships. With these results, he made a huge leap into the ITF World Junior Rankings, finishing 81st after starting the 593rd season.

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