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Canadian ATP Tennis Player Profile: Alexis Galarneau

Canadian ATP Tennis Player Profile: Alexis Galarneau

Photo: Sarah-Jade Champagne

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Canadian ATP Tennis Player Profile: Alexis Galarneau

Let's get to know, support and cheer on our Canadian tennis player:

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Photo: Sarah-Jade Champagne

Alexis Galarneau, 24, is the youngest child from a family of four kids. He started playing tennis at the age of eight and went on to train at the National Tennis Centre presented by Rogers before competing at the collegiate level for North Carolina State University. Finishing with a 77-40 record in singles and 70-38 record in doubles, Galarneau was the captain of the team and received numerous accolades such as being named an ITA All-American twice.

The Laval, Quebec native has been playing full time on the ATP Tour since mid-2021. He won the Granby National Bank Championships in his home province just a couple of weeks ago, and a M15 Fayetteville, AR title on the ITF Men's World Tennis Tour in November 2020. Galarneau achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 162 on the ATP Tour following his victory in Granby. Galarneau was part of Team Canada presented by Sobeys’ Davis Cup team in 2022, appearing in the three ties as the country claimed its first-ever championship.

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(Left to right) Frank Dancevic, Alexis Galarneau, Vasek Pospisil, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Gabriel Diallo. | Photo: Martin Sidorjak 

We had the opportunity to ask him a few questions:

CLQ: What are your top personal accomplishments?

Some of my most treasured accomplishments so far have been graduating from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and winning the Davis Cup with some of my best friends this past year.

 

CLQ: What insights can you share about your hometown – particularly their support of you?

I was born and raised in Laval. My city is very proud of me and I am so grateful to have amazing support from my family!

 

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Photo: Sarah-Jade Champagne

 

CLQ: What are your favourite hobbies outside of tennis and why?

I enjoy chatting with my family on the road, I also like to listen to music and draw some canvas on my iPad, it is very relaxing and unlocks my creativity!

 

CLQ: Do you have any other passions? If so, what are they?

The stock market is a passion of mine, it can be translated to my everyday life and it’s fun to track and stay up to date with the evolution of certain industries and ideas.

 

CLQ: What has been your proudest moment (in or outside of tennis)?

My proudest moment was participating in the main draw of the National Bank Open in Montreal last year. It was exciting to play in front of my family, friends and fans. I definitely felt the love and it was rewarding to see one of my dreams being accomplished.

 
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Photo: Sarah-Jade Champagne
 

CLQ: Growing up, why did you choose tennis?

I chose tennis because of its individualism side which gives you ownership on your actions and progress. I also enjoy the physicality of the sport and the matchup against your opponent.

 

CLQ: What advice would you give to a young athlete picking up the sport?

My advice to the younger generation is to make sure you enjoy it and to maintain a positive mindset as tennis will bring you lots of up and down moments!

 

CLQ: What are your thoughts going into the National Bank Open?

My hopes for the National Bank Open are to take it one match at a time and not put any limits on my results. I feel very confident in my progress and I hope to showcase it to the Toronto crowd!

šŸŽ¾ FOLLOW ALEXIS ON INSTAGRAM AS HE TAKES THE COURT FOR THE NATIONAL BANK OPEN.

 

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