Montreal tennis star Auger-Aliassime withdraws from Dubai due to back injury

Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime has withdrawn from the Dubai Tennis Championships this week due to a back injury.

ATP 500 tournament organizers announced Auger-Aliassime’s withdrawal on Twitter and said the 21-year-old Montrealer would be replaced in the draw by Australian Alexei Popyrin.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked ninth in the world, was ranked third in Dubai.

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The Canadian is off to a great start to the season which includes his first-ever ATP Tour title earlier this month in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

He advanced to last week’s Open 13 Provence final in Marseille, France, losing to Russian Andrey Rublev in Sunday’s title match.

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Auger-Aliassime also advanced to the quarter-finals of this year’s Australian Open, where he pushed eventual finalist Daniil Medvedev to five sets. He also helped Canada win the ATP Cup in January, claiming the title with a victory over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the final.


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Tennis stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leyla Fernandez return home after US Open


Tennis stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leyla Fernandez return home after the US Open – September 14, 2021

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