Felix Auger-Aliassime is a tennis player from Canada; he is also one of the hottest young prospects on the pro tour.
Auger-Aliassime is the second-youngest player in the top 20 of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), with a career-high singles ranking of No. 9 on January 10, 2022, and also a career-high doubles ranking of No. 60 on November 1, 2021.
On the ATP Tour, he has one title, eight runner-up finishes in singles and also one doubles title. At a young age, Auger-Aliassime began competing on the professional tour.
Aged only 14 years and 11 months old, he is the youngest player to win a main draw match on the ATP Challenger Tour. He is also one of only seven players to win a Challenger title by the age of 16.
At 17 years and one month, he is the second-youngest player to win multiple Challenger titles. At 17 years and ten months, he is the youngest player to defend a Challenger title.
Auger-Aliassime also had a successful junior career, reaching No. 2 in the world and winning the boys’ singles title at the 2016 US Open.
With compatriot Denis Shapovalov, he also won the boys’ doubles title at the 2015 US Open.
His high profile life as a tennis star means there is plenty of interest in him and his personal life. This, of course, also includes the kind of equipment he uses to play the sport.
Here we are going to analyse the most important tool a tennis player uses on court – a racquet.
The racquet used by the rising star from Canada is a the Babolat Pure Aero VS. He previously used the Babolat Pure Strike 16×19 strung with Babolat RPM Blast.
Of course, his racquet would be modified to suit his own game. But one of the main reasons he would use this racquet is due to the lighter weight.
Auger-Aliassime’s game revolves largely around his ability to generate spin from both the forehand and backhand. This would be helped quite a lot with a racquet that moves quicker through the air.
Below we shall look at the standard specs of the racquet.
|Head size||98 square inches|