Auger-Aliassime aims to inspire young Canadian athletes following US Open run
Some could say that Felix Auger-Aliassime is having a breakout year, as he reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon in July before going a step further and making the semifinals of last week's US Open.
With his newfound success and stardom, the 21-year old has become a popular commodity not only on the tennis scene but is also gaining mainstream attention. Auger-Aliassime recently attended the Met Gala in New York City, where he brushed shoulders with celebrities and icons in the fashion industry.
However, the Montreal-native refuses to let the fame get to his head, as he stated in an interview following his semifinal loss to Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows that his goal was to inspire young Canadian athletes.
“Hopefully I can put smiles on faces, I can inspire, I can motivate, and I think that's, for me... even more rich than anything else that I can do on the tennis court,” said Auger-Aliassime.