Félix Auger-Aliassime became the youngest Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam singles title on Sunday, capturing the U.S. Open boys' title in commanding fashion.
The 16-year-old from Montreal downed fifth-seeded Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0. The match took just 58 minutes to complete.
Auger-Aliassime, who fell in this year's French Open, is the second Canadian to win a major junior title in as many Grand Slams this season. Denis Shapovalov from Richmond Hill, Ont., won the boys' Wimbledon title in July.
"It's a pretty unbelievable feeling," Auger-Aliassime said after the match. "I know what it's like to lose in a Grand Slam final and I'm happy I was able to get a different result this time. I've had the most incredible support from everyone here all week and from my family and my coach."
Auger-Aliassime, ranked ninth among juniors and seeded sixth at the U.S. Open, fired five aces, won 80 per cent of his first serve points and had 22 winners en route to the victory.
He won four of seven break-point attempts and was never broken by Kecmanovic.
Auger-Aliassime is the second Canadian to take the Open junior title, joining 2013 champion Filip Peliwo of Vancouver.
It's been a successful year for Auger-Aliassime, who won the boys' doubles title at Flushing Meadows with Shapovalov last summer – the first all-Canadian pair to win a Grand Slam junior tournament in 25 years. The duo also finished second in this year's Wimbledon doubles final.
Auger-Aliassime defeated 18-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, the top junior player in the world, in Saturday's semi-final.
The singles title comes a day after he and fellow Canadian Benjamin Sigouin lost in the U.S. Open junior doubles final.