Auger-Aliassime in exclusive company

Félix Auger-Aliassime had to breathe a sigh of relief after successfully defending his Lyon Challenger title Sunday.

Without it, he would have dropped out of the top 200 this week. With it, he stands at No. 172.

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The teenager trails only Richard Gasquet for the most career Challenger titles by players 17 and younger. Gasquet had five. Auger-Aliassime, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro each had three.

Auger-Aliassime plays in Blois this week. He turns 18 in August.

His friend Denis Shapovalov, currently in the top 25, won one Challenger at 17, and another at 18. Many different paths to the top.

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