MONTREAL (CityNews) ─ Montreal tennis followers and youthful gamers are beaming with satisfaction as teen sensation Leylah Annie Fernandez and Felix Auger-Aliassime made their mark on the worldwide stage On the U.S. Open.
At Membership Sportif Côte-de-Liesse, wright here 19-yr-previous Fernandez of Laval, Que., used To practice, gamers are motivated by her successes.
“It’s A very huge obtainment for her, and it reveals that anyone can do it, particularly at a youthful age,” said one youthful tennis participant. “I truly hope she succeeds after this event and continues.”
“I’m hoping that I can Discover your self to be a No. 1 star in Canada and The complete world,” said one other.
Added A third: “I would like To understand success like them And maybe Try and win A pair of matches On the U.S. Open too. I do know that I Is usually a tennis participant if I even Want to And that i do know that I can get and obtain my objective And that i’m actually joyful for them.”
A distinctive run to the U.S. Open final Led to disappointment for Fernandez.
She dropped a 6-4, 6-3 choice to British qualifier Emma Raducanu Inside The women’s singles final at Flushing Meadows. It was The primary Grand Slam final look For every gamers.
Montreal’s Auger-Aliassime reached The lads’s singles semifinals earlier than falling to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev on Friday afternoon.
Quebec professional Eric Giguere, coach On the Membership Sportif Côte-de-Liesse, is glad to see native expertise developed from an early age making it to the world stage. Giguere labored with Fernandez in her even youthfuler days.
“If We will get some appeal to extra women in our professionalgram, Regardless of The very Incontrovertible actuality that That is typically a professionalgram wright here we do have pretty a Little bit of women, however with Felix additionally Appearing at such a extreme diploma, if We will get boys To return in an be a part of This method and really feel that Rather than simply Taking A look at hockey or soccer or maybe baseball, Taking A look at tennis as one factor wright here We will develop, then Which Might Even be superb.
“Tright here’s a problem With regard to getting women get into sports activities and get into competitions. I really feel with somebody like Leylah, with that angle, that toughness, that willpower, Goes to be An excellent event for The women To hitch sports activities and to really feel like They will accomplish one factor right here.”