As Felix Auger Aliassime marches on at the Australian Open, fans want to know more about his family life away from the court. We take a look at Felix Auger Aliassime’s parents and how they have supported him during his career.
Who are Felix Auger Aliassime’s parents?
Felix Auger Aliassime’s parents are father Sam Aliassime and mother Marie Auger. Sam is Togolese and Marie is Canadian.
In a 2019 interview with ESPN, the tennis player revealed his parents wanted him and his sister, Malika Auger Aliassime, to have both of their surnames to reflect their dual heritage.
In the same interview, Auger Aliassime opened up on how his parents supported his love of sports growing up.
He added: “My mom isn’t a sports fan, and my dad didn’t know what hockey was until he got to Canada.
“Our parents wanted me to be a complete athlete, so we played all sports, but tennis always was at the top.”
Talking to tennis blog site Tennis Prose, the player also reflected on how his first memory of playing the sport was alongside his father and sister.
He recalled: “Oh yeah – I started playing with my dad. So it was like doing drilling with my dad. (Tennis) takes all the co-ordination. I remember just playing with my dad and my sister – in Montreal.”
Auger Aliassime often shares his love of his family on Instagram with his 278,000 followers. He often posts snaps alongside his mother and father.
Meet his sister Malika Auger Aliassime
Felix Auger Aliassime’s sister, Malika Auger Aliassime, also has a passion for tennis. In 2016, she reached a career high in the ITF Junior ranking when she placed no. 554.
Malika seems to keep away from the spotlight as her Instagram is currently private. However, Felix has mentioned her while writing about his lock-down experience with his family last year.
In a blog-style piece written for ATP Tour, he admitted Malika beat him while playing Scrabble. He wrote: “My sister beat me by one point the last time we played and that was pretty frustrating! Even though I’m not on court, I need to find a way to be competitive in some part of my life.”
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Who is Felix Auger Aliassime’s coach?
Talking of why he chose to add Nadal to his team, Auger Aliassime told ATP Tour: “At the end of last year, I sat down with Fred, the rest of my team, my parents… I told myself it would be good to go to somebody who has been at the highest level of our sport.”
Auger Aliassime was previously coached by Guillaume Marx, although the pair went their separate ways in November 2020 after six years together.