Rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime rewarded with Madrid Masters wildcard

Felix Auger-Aliassime: Likened to Rafael Nadal

The good news continues to roll in for Felix Auger-Aliassime as the Canadian teenager has been awarded a wildcard for the Madrid Masters.

The 18-year-old received the wildcard on the back of his excellent form at the Sunshine Double where he reached the last 32 of the Indian Wells Masters and then followed it up with a run to the semi-final of the Miami Open.

He was beaten in two tie-breakers by John Isner in the last four, but his performance helped him to rise to a career-high 33 in the latest ATP Tour rankings.

“I have great memories from my junior career at the Caja Magica, where I hope to produce some magic again,” Auger-Aliassime said.

The Madrid Masters takes place from May 5-12 and this year’s tournament is set to feature Roger Federer, who confirmed his return to clay earlier this year, but Rafael Nadal is yet to commit to the event.

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