Felix Auger-Aliassime: Two titles, more certainty

Leave sleeping pills in the cupboard. The best cure for insomnia? Raise the prizes. “I had nights I couldn’t sleep, because I was thinking a lot about that first titleThese were the words of Felix Auger-Aliassime in February during the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam, the grounds of his first ATP title. After eight failures in several finals on the main circuit, the Canadian “finally” fulfilled one of his dreams. Since then, he probably used to sleep like children. or on both ears. Even as a kid on both ears, he’s been taking wins lately.

Eight in a row, to be exact. Winner of the ATP 250 race in Florence, the FAA doubled the lead by snatching Antwerp last weekend. His third professional title. The third is indoor, a surface where his quality of service has often become an unsolvable problem for his opponents. In Belgium, he conceded only four break points throughout the tournament. By giving up his commitment only once, against Dan Evans in the quarter-finals. The stats speak, as witnesses to which gaming sector has improved even further this season. Especially in times of trouble.

  • Aces in the match:
    2021: 9.03
    2022: 11.02.2018
  • Successful first balls:
    2021: 62.93%
    2022: 64.17%
  • Service games won:
    2021: 83.85%
    2022: 85.25%
  • Break points saved:
    2021: 59.02%
    2022: 65.97%

If I hadn’t served as I did, it would have been really hard to winSpring 22 player said into a microphone tennis tvafter hitting 22 aces to win 7/6 and 7/6 against fiery Richard Gasquet on Saturday. He was playing really well. After all these years in the ring, he’s still very strong. He is a great leader and a good example for our sport.Against promising Sebastian Korda, 22, the final was less suspended the next day. In front of an opponent who called in a physiotherapist to manipulate his right shoulder, from an uncontrolled Montreal hometown. 6/3 6/4 in 1 hour 26 minutes, without No doubt, for he has also advanced in his management of emotions, which legitimizes his ambitions a little more.

In a (very) good position for the master

I lived two weeks of dreams in terms of providing inspiration to continue pursuing my goalsHe wrote on social media on Monday. It gives me confidence that I’m on the right track, and I can’t wait to see what awaits me at the end of the season.“Maybe with the first participation in the Masters. If he just missed that goal last year, the protection of Frederic Fontang and Toni Nadal has put himself in a very good position in the race for the finale for the eight ‘Masters’ with just a few steps ahead of the competition.

By winning at the banks of the River Scheldt, he cemented his return to the top ten in the ATP rankings and seventh in the race. Currently last qualifier, due to Novak Djokovic in 10th place who – given his status as this year’s Grand Slam winner – just needed to secure his place in the top 20 to validate his ticket. With 3,225 points, Auger-Aliassime made himself a soft bed on which to rest: 315 units ahead of Taylor Fritz, his first stalker. Or 250 ATP titles plus 75 points. What do you see coming?

In an effort to conserve sesame, Quebecers decided to line up every week. Competing in the Basel ATP 500 schedule – he plays Marc-Andrea Heusler on Wednesday – also commits to Percy next week. By realizing the ability to conquer the world gratin. After pushing Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to their limits during epic duels – respectively at the Australian Open, Rome and Roland Garros – he ended up dropping two heavyweights. At the Davis Cup, Carlos introduced Alcaraz, his first world player. Nine days later, in the Laver Cup, he beat Novak Djokovic.

“I am convinced that Felix will win the Grand Slam in the next two years.”

Two competitions where stress, tension and stakes didn’t affect the shoulders. recognized. The first, who was murdered by Gerard Pique and his companions, was nothing more than a disembodied skeleton of his yesterday’s passion; The second is more like a full-fledged show, and less nervously demanding than a major tournament. But getting to the end of two big pieces like Alcaraz and Djokovic was no small feat. “These are two great victoriesHe had declared the ninth day in the planetary hierarchy after his success against the Serbs at the end of September. It obviously gives a lot of confidence for the future.

The goal is to understand why and how you got these victorieshe added. I think this is the key. You cannot tell yourself that this will happen again on its own, by means of magic. I have to know my strengths and know how I managed to beat these guys, and repeat it. If I succeed, then great things await me. But I still have to work.With the goal of finding the trophy that gives eternal life through the tennis history books: winning a Grand Slam title. For some it’s just a matter of time.

He has a little more confidence, and I think he no longer has problems with finalsGuillaume Marks, the subject’s coach from 2014 to 2020, told The Canadian Press. Now I’m convinced that Felix will win a Grand Slam in the next two years.“No change. “His character has not changed. He remained very simple, always involved in his process. It shows that it is possible to reach the highest level while staying the same. and preserving its values. Like the #FAAPointsForChange launched to support the children of Togo in early 2020, when he was just 20 years old, which has crossed the 16,000 point mark after his recent successes.

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