Felix Auger-Aliassime reveals that he benefited a lot just from the conversation with Toni Nadal. In April 2021, Auger-Aliassime brought Uncle Toni to his coaching staff. Uncle Toni, who guided his nephew Rafael Nadal to impressive achievements, knows exactly what it takes to achieve the greatest things in the game and how a player should react in certain situations.
“I would say he has given me a lot of confidence mentally by having conversations and spending time with me during tournaments. He makes me believe that I have what it takes to achieve my goals and he’s always been very positive with me, I guess that’s all you ask of someone.
He has been a great support to me and my team and we have learned from his experience which has resulted in a successful partnership,” Auger-Aliassime told Mexican outlet ESTO, according to Sportskeeda. Auger-Aliassime, 21, has just one title in his collection but has featured in 10 ATP Finals so far.
Auger-Aliassime is currently ranked ninth in the world, a career best. Auger-Aliassime has achieved remarkable things very soon but he is not finished yet as his ultimate goal is to win a Grand Slam and get first place.
“I think I met the expectations in a good way because I’ve always been true to myself, I’ve stayed the person I’ve always been and I’ve had people close to me. In the end, you just want to keep a good relationship with the people you care about.
Speaking of tennis, others’ expectations are no higher than mine. I believe in myself to achieve important things in sport, so I have to deal with pressure and that’s what I’ve learned over the last few years,” Auger-Aliassime explained.
Tsitsipas opens Nadal
Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the beneficiaries of Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal, who has thereby moved up a spot to become the third seed. While Tsitsipas admitted that the former world No. 1.
1’s team-mates would definitely miss him, it would be nice to be relieved of Nadal’s dominance in at least one major tournament this year. “I wouldn’t say it’s good or bad [news]but it helps. [Nadal] has way too many titles.
We miss him but it sure is a little help,” said Tsitsipas. Earlier this week, the 22-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from the National Bank Open in Montreal after failing to recover from his abdominal injury in time.