Felix Auger-Aliassime is only 19, but he is mature beyond his years. The #NextGenATP Canadian lives his life by three guiding principles: respect, humility and hard work.
“People will get to know me over the years and will probably know that I want to leave a good example for the generation
There’s no greater pressure in tennis than facing match point. If you lose the point, you lose the match. There have been memorable moments over the years when players saved match point and eventually triumphed.
Alexander Zverev did this in an extreme way at the 2017 Coupe Rogers. In his
Daniil Medvedev remembers how close he was to letting slip his first ATP Tour title at the 2018 Sydney International. The Russian led home favourite Alex de Minaur 4-0 in the deciding set and served for the trophy at 5-4, watching both leads disappear before ultimately triumphing 1-6, 6-4, 7-5.
#NextGenATP Swede Mikael Ymer’s on-court abilities are undeniable. But what sets him apart is the fact that he’s most focussed on the example he sets for kids.
“I’m playing for myself, I’m playing for my family, I’m playing for my country, but I also think I’m playing for the next generation,”
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have made careers out of carving up their opponents with their sudden impact ‘Serve +1’ patterns. Similarly, they can get a rise out of fans with just a handful of words.
At the 2017 Rolex Shanghai Masters, after a hard-fought final, they raised the roof
Philipp Kohlschreiber has kept busy at home in Germany during the ATP Tour’s suspension of play due to COVID-19.
Whether riding a tractor, going for a walk with his dog in the forest, or riding one of his wife’s horses, the German has certainly gotten to do things he rarely
Ugo Humbert has already checked off several of his personal goals this year. The 22-year-old clinched his first ATP Tour title in Auckland (d. Paire) and achieved his current career-high FedEx ATP Ranking of No. 42.
But for the humble Frenchman, his on-court achievements aren’t a surprise. They’re a result of
When Denis Shapovalov first picked up a racquet at age five, it was because he wanted to be like his older brother. The #NextGenATP Candian now hopes to provide that same inspiration for kids in his country.
The 20-year-old currently sits at No. 16 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, just three