January 28, 2022

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Agar-Aliasim and Fernandez are the best Canadian tennis players of 2021

Although he did not win any matches during the season, Agar-Aliasim had a regular year in which he played in two finals, Melbourne II, Australia; And Stuttgart, Germany.

However, the Montreal native enjoyed many moments of satisfaction, such as reaching the semifinals of the US Open.

At Flushing Meadows, Auger-Aliassime became the first Canadian to reach that level in match history.

In addition, during the tournament he celebrated the victories of several men in the top 10 in the world rankings, including Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, Swiss Roger Federer, German Alexander Sverev and Italian Matteo Beretini.

His work allowed him to improve his position in the global rankings, in which he finished 11th with 3,308 points.

His 19-year-old teammate Fernandez made slow progress, advancing to the final of the Mexican tournament in Montreux, where he defeated Switzerland in the final.

The result allowed him to improve his 88th place in the world rankings, until it was confirmed that he would participate in the final Grand Slam of the season, which was the United States.

To the amazement of participants, experts and fans alike, the Ecuadorian player defeated rivals Angelique Gerber of Germany, Naomi Osaka of Japan, Elena Svitolina of Ukraine and Arena Sabalenga of Belarus.

This is how she reached the final of the US for the first time, in which she was driven by another surprising young woman, British Emma Raduganu, who climbed to 24th place with 2,284 worldwide. Units.

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