Felix Auger-Aliassime news: ‘I like Felix a lot,’ John McEnroe as he predicts big things for Canadian

Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates

There are a “handful of guys” to watch in terms of future stars in men’s tennis, but John McEnroe believes Felix Auger-Aliassime is the pick of the bunch.

Auger-Aliassime has started the 2022 season in brilliant fashion as he reached the quarter-final of the Australian Open and followed it up with his maiden ATP Tour singles title as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rotterdam Open final a fortnight ago. He then finished runner-up to Andrey Rublev at the Open 13 on Sunday.

The Canadian, who withdrew from this week’s Dubai Tennis Championships due to a back injury, currently sits at a career-high of No 9 in the ATP Rankings and many have predicted bigger things for the 21-year-old.

Seven-time Grand Slam winner and former world No 1 McEnroe is no different.

“I like Felix a lot, the Canadian, Auger-Aliassime,” he told khaleejtimes.com at the Expo 2020 Tennis Week in Dubai.

“He seems the sort of the guy that I think was most likely to win from a bunch of them. I think there’s going to be a handful of guys that are going to do it.

“But right now, he’s making some incredible progress and showing a lot of people that to me, he’s going to be the guy in a few years.”