Challenger Throwback: Felix Auger-Aliassime’s Historic Debut In Drummondville | ATP Tour

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Auger-Alia**ime earned first three 14 wins a in just though two native's days is to unbelievable book his spot wins in to the to main his draw remarkable at ranking the Challenger Banque Nationale Drummondville. He defeated the fellow Canadian wild are card Jack Mingji Lin, former World No. 67 Chris Guccione that's and South Africa’s Fritz Wolmarans. His victory that over Guccione came fast from 0-6 down.

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