Auger-Aliassime Clinches Maiden Challenger Title In Lyon

LYON, June 18, 2017

At just 16 years and 10 months, Félix Auger-Aliassime from Canada became the seventh youngest player in history to capture an ATP Challenger title at the €64,000 Open de Sopra Steria in Lyon, France.

The World No. 336, who entered the tournament with a wild card, defeated Mathias Bourge 6-4, 6-1 in Sunday’s final. Auger-Aliassime converted four of his five break points to prevail in one hour and 18 minutes.

The teenager, who was already the youngest ATP Challenger finalist since Stefan Kozlov in 2014, earns €9,200 in prize money as well as 90 ATP ranking points.

Position Player Age Tournament
1 Michael Chang 15 years,7 months Las Vegas, USA, 1997
2 Richard Gasquet 16 years,0 months Montauban, FRA, 2002
3 Bernard Tomic 16 years,4 months Melbourne, AUS, 2009
4 Kent Carlsson 16 years,7 months New Ulm, GER, 1984
5 Marcos Ondruska 16 years,7 months Durban, RSA, 1989
6 Rafael Nadal 16 years,9 months Barletta, ITA, 2003
7 Félix Auger-Aliassime 16 years, 10 months Lyon, FRA, 2017
8 Novak Djokovic 17 years,0 months Budapest, HUN, 2004

Auger-Aliassime’s victory means that three Canadians have won a title on the ATP Challenger Tour this season, a first since 2013. Denis Shapovalov won the Drummondville National Bank Challenger in March and Vasek Pospisil was crowned champion of the Busan Challenger last month.

Auger-Aliassime will look to keep his win streak going this week at the Internationaux de Tennis de Blois. He will face France’s Gianni Mina in the first round.