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A Montreal Tennis Star Just Defeated The Legendary Roger Federer In A Match

Montreal-born Félix Auger-Aliassime has called Federer his "idol."
Félix Auger-Aliassime Just Defeated Roger Federer

Montreal-born tennis star Félix Auger-Aliassime just defeated his "idol," the legendary Roger Federer in their first-ever competitive match at the Noventi Open in Germany. 

The 20-year-old rising tennis star pulled off a major upset on the 39-year-old legend, defeating him 4-6, 6-3, and 6-2 in the second round of the tournament on Wednesday. 

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Auger-Aliassime seemed ecstatic after defeating Federer and people heaped praise on the lad on social media. 

According to his bio on the ATP website, Auger-Aliassime in 2019 became the youngest tennis player to be in the top 25 in the world in 20 years. While he hasn't won a grand slam title (yet), he's well on his way to becoming a star. 

He is currently ranked 21st in the world. Auger-Aliassime will continue his title bid at the Noventi Open in the next round.