October 24, 2021

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BFFs hit the court in Toronto bucket-list moment

Galarneau

On Monday in Toronto, lifelong friends Félix Auger-Aliassime and Alexis Galarneau will team up together for the first time on the ATP Tour.

It’s a bucket-list moment, the culmination of a dream that began back when they first met as little kids back in 2008.

Auger-Aliassime is already top 20, a precocious talent who hit early. Galarneau, 17 months older, went the college route and only now is starting his pro career.

Given the state of tennis during the pandemic, it’s a pretty challenging time to debut.

We wrote about their enduring friendship – and their mutual support society – in this piece in Monday’s Toronto Star.

Click above to read the story

First FAA win: under-12 Nationals

According to Galarneau, this pic was taken the first time Auger-Aliassime ever defeated him – in the final of the national U12s in Calgary in 2010. Prior to that, the older Galarneau had owned him.

It is … anything but a limp-fish drive-by. LOL

Photo: Max Galarneau

(Massive thanks to Chad Lominick – a.k.a. @CCSmooth13 – for use of the photo of the pair, taken during practice at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. last week).

All-Canadians in tough in Toronto

The team we’ve dubbed #Félixis isn’t the first young Canadian duo to take on the Tour in Toronto.

A couple of other pairs came before them. And if there’s one commonality, it’s that all of them got brutal draws.

Here’s a look back.