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Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime made big waves in March when he became the first player born in the 2000s to qualify for an ATP challenger event.

More: Auger-Aliassime Makes ATP Rankings History

He didn’t win a match at that event because he had to pull out with an injury, but on Tuesday the 14-year-old took it a step further by notching his first main draw Challenger win at the National Bank Granby Challenger in Granby, Quebec.

The 14-year-old qualifier took out Australian Andrew Whittington, 6-3, 6-2.


The youngster, who has the same birthday as Roger Federer, is expected to crack the top 1000 after the week. He’s already the world’s highest-ranked 14-year-old at 1237.

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Remarkably, Auger-Aliassime has yet to lose a match on the Challenger circuit. He won three qualifying matches at Drummondville in March, before pulling out of the main draw. In Granby he won two more qualifying matches before defeating Whittington in the first round.

He’ll face world No. 205 Darian King on Thursday at Granby.

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