Felix Auger Aliassime he is barely 20 years old. Although it seems older since it began in professionalism in 2017, the reality marks that it still has a long way to go. In fact, its ceiling is still not even close despite already ranking 15th in the international ranking. Beyond its irregularity in some sections of the season and not being able to break with “the curse” of the finals (He played eight definitions -two in 2021- and lost in all), the Canadian keeps his feet on the ground and ensures that it does not make much sense to look far ahead because the axis of the road is usually lost.
“I try to follow an ethic of effort and work every week. I know there have been ups and downs, but it makes sense because this is an 11-month season and you can never perform at your best in every tournament. Yes, I felt like I was able to capitalize on. good every moment in which I had good feelings and I felt good on the track, “he explained in a dialogue with the official website of the ATP.
In addition, he commented: “Sometimes it could be a little better and sometimes a little worse. However, I am happy to have reached the top 15 of the ranking and to have reached my first quarter-finals of a Grand Slam (at Wimbledon, where fell in front of Berrettini). Things are going in the right direction. “
The North American tour is the last great chance to score points each year. The ATP 500 in Washington, where he starts as second seed, the two Masters 1000 (Canada and Cincinnati) and, finally, the US Open They are more than juicy contests to get a good amount of units to climb the ranking. “I think I’m going to do well on hard courts in the next few weeks and I hope to have good results. Anyway, I try to think about one week at a time and the effort should be in the present,” he said.
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“We are trying to build a champion mentality: be humble, don’t worry so much about the future and don’t get too frustrated about the past. The idea is to one day get close to that perfect balance, “concluded the Montreal-born.