Look over your shoulders Roger Federer, Félix Auger-Aliassime is coming.
For years, Roger Federer has been the face of tennis but things might be changing soon. In a new feature in Vogue US‘s September issue, Togolese, Félix Auger-Aliassime is sported as the tennis player “taking the industry by storm,” of course after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov, and Nick Kyrgios -other upcoming heavyweight players- at the Queen’s Club Championships.
The 19-year-old Canada based player talks to Vogue about how he found his passion for the sport, what true winning is for him, his determination to excel and the influence of his father, who is a tennis coach.
“I don’t really have a memory of not playing. And at a very young age, I told him, ‘I want to be a professional tennis player.’ What I like most about the game is its competitive side. It’s a duel—like chess or like gladiators. It’s two players confronting each other and finding solutions, and I really like that.”
Félix Auger-Aliassime is ranked 23rd in the world.
Click here for the full feature in Vogue.