2020 has truly shaken the foundations of our world. Needlessly to say, it has direly affected tennis, and the curve does not seem close to bending yet. Contrary to that, there is an unmissable surge in people helping and giving back to the community. Canadian tennis stars Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger-Aliassime will come together to help Tennis in Canada.
After a breakthrough season in 2019, the 20-year-old Bianca became the highest-ranked Canadian in WTA history. She defeated the 23 time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the finals to claim the US Open and Canadian Open title. However, 2020 was as harsh to her as the rest of the world.
Now, as everyone is getting back to their pre-pandemic lives in a phased manner, Andreescu is also ready to make a comeback in 2021. Along with that, she aims to support and ensure the future of tennis in Canada.
Being a world-wide well-known sports player brings upon many opportunities to make a valuable difference on the planet. As the first Canadian player to win a Grand Slam, Bianca aims at re-establishing Canadian domination in tennis.
She said, “Canadian tennis has experienced great success in recent years, but unfortunately 2020 has been a difficult one for all players, from the professional level to grassroots. I have no doubt tennis in Canada will rebound and the country will continue to establish itself as an inspiring tennis nation,”
Bianca continues, “I feel that giving back to my sport via this campaign is the right thing to do in order for the next crop of promising players to succeed. I have received a lot of support on my tennis journey, and they deserve the same.”
Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Felix Auger-Aliassime will donate equally to every dollar received to Tennis Nation. The youngest Canadian player in Top 25 of the ATP rankings, Felix also takes up the opportunity to give back.
Recognized as a promising tennis player, the 20-year-old Canadian Auger-Aliassime has upped himself at the big stage. Following the sudden pause that the outbreak brought, Aliassime joins Andreescu in restoring the tennis in Canada.
He said, “It is so important to me that I am able to give in support of this campaign. This year has meant hardship for a lot of people, so it’s a priority for me to support young tennis players so that they can meet their potential. I hope lots of Canadians will join us and do the same.”
It is good to see young players doing remarkably well; however, it is a greater delight when they build a stage for others.