Week 1 at the Australian Open for Felix Auger-Aliassime went as well as it could have. The Canadian has yet to drop a set in his first three matches and in his third round he managed to dismiss his countryman Denis Shapovalov to advance to the round of 16 for the first time.
It's not all business in Australia for the 20-year-old: he got to learn from renowned Australian artist Stan Yarramunua and see the process that goes into creating his beautiful paintings.
Today @felixtennis met the highly talented Stan Yarramunua.— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 11, 2021
Felix was able to chat and learn from the acclaimed Indigenous artist about traditional Aboriginal art.
He even had a go himself! #AusOpen | #AO2021 pic.twitter.com/M2MWGO7DWq
The Australian artist specializes in traditional Aboriginal art and Auger-Aliassime even tried his hand at crafting a painting while they chatted.
R O U N D 4️⃣????????????— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) February 12, 2021
Thrilled with the win today and proud to have shared the stage with a fellow countryman. You are an amazing competitor @denis_shapo, best of luck for the rest of the season. ???????????????? #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/p6xQvIEzvA
Auger-Aliassime is set to face qualifier Aslan Karatsev for a chance to reach the quarterfinals. The Russian qualifier also has yet to drop a set as his dream run continues.