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14-year-old tennis star’s freak rally

AFTER beating Australian 21-year-old Andrew Whittington at the men’s Challenger event in Granby, Canada last week, Félix Auger-Aliassime has become the youngest ever player to hold an ATP ranking inside the top 800.

The 14-year-old Canadian national has already impressed on the professional tennis circuit, beating the Whittington, ranked world No. 478, 6-3 6-2.

During his second round match at the Granby Challenger on Friday, Auger-Aliassime beat world No. 202 Darian King.

Most impressive however was his long 43-stroke rally with King, which the 14-year-old eventually won with a cheeky drop shot.

Watch the rally in the video below.

14-year-old Félix Auger Aliassime 43-strokes rally

Auger-Aliassime went on to the competition’s quarter finals where he lost to current world No. 137, Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka.

The Canadian’s performances at the Granby Challenger pushed him up to No. 749 on the ATP rankings, making him the only player born in the new millennium to achieve such a feat.

Young Auger-Aliassime has already made a strong impression on the Tennis world, with fellow Canadian national and ATP top 10 resident Milos Raonic among those singing his praises.

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