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Felix Auger-Aliassime supports a sustainable initiative

Felix Auger-Aliassime, Six Sports

Canadian tennis prodigy, Felix Auger-Aliassime was on a tour of the 11th Hour Racing Team’s boat in Newport, Rhode. This tour was a part of the partnership between the Hall of Fame Open and the team.

The ATP Tour is behind an initiative to develop the sport as an environmentally sustainable one.

Afterward, Felix Auger-Aliassime joined in support of this huge initiative.

Later, after the tour he gave an interview to ATPTour.com where he said :

“We just came on a very spectacular sailboat that’s actually preparing to go across the globe next winter, so pretty fascinating to see.”

“I don’t get to see those kinds of things every day. Charlie, one of the members of the team, who is going to be going around the world, he showed me around the boat.”

the Canadian added.

“As [a] Tour, we’re going around the world. There are definitely efforts that we can keep on doing to make our world a better place. Not just for now, but for the future,”

Auger-Aliassime said.

“I would be happy to be a part of it to do the things that I can control the best that I can to make a good impact. And definitely I think as a whole we can make a difference

“People like this are very inspiring in what they do. The effort, the courage it takes to do everything that they’re doing is very inspiring.”

Felix on Hall of Fame Open and 11th Hour Racing’s Partnership

Recently, Half of Fame Open and 11th Hour Racing partnered to make the tournament sustainable. The inclination towards sustainability includes initiatives like eliminating single-use plastic bottles, also straws and bags are exempted. Providing an enhanced compost program, where the usage of recycled paper in all printed material is highly encouraged.

“It’s [a] collective effort. Everybody has to put a hand to it. But I think as a whole, the Tour, we have an opportunity to make a difference, at least in our ecosystem, and at least in our sport. Then it will hopefully have a bigger impact. But I think within the tournaments, with the recycled bottles, we’ve seen more of those now in the tournaments. I think it’s really good.”

Felix Auger-Aliassime further added that

“Maybe they’re going to invent recycled tennis balls one day, that would be pretty good also. But initiatives are always good to see and I think they’re needed for the future.”

The player is backing the initiative in its true sense. And hopefully, the initiative would reach its heights with the collaboration.

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