Felix Auger-Aliassime to skip Next Gen ATP Finals, play Stockholm instead



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Felix Auger-Aliassime to skip Next Gen ATP Finals, play Stockholm instead

World No. 11 Felix Auger-Aliassime is likely to skip the Next Gen ATP Finals since he has signed up to play an ATP 250 event in Stockholm. Auger-Aliassime, 21, has already qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals as he is the second player on the Race to Milan list.

Auger-Aliassime's decision to skip the Next Gen ATP Finals and play Stockholm -- which will run simultaneously as the Next Gen ATP Finals -- should not come as a surprise as the Canadian is aiming to book a spot for the Nitto ATP Finals.

Auger-Aliassime is currently 11th on the Race to Turin list but basically he is 10th since seventh-ranked Rafael Nadal is out for the season of the season.

Denis Shapovalov hopes Auger-Aliassime clinches a Turin spot

"Definitely, I think that Felix has a great opportunity to contest the ATP Finals 2021.

I think he should be there: he has had a spectacular season and I am very clear that his place is among the eight best in the world," Shapovalov trecently old Tennis Channel. In Indian Wells, Auger-Aliassime said that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will always be tough to beat.

"It was going to come eventually. A change in generation. Novak is still number one, and Roger and Rafa we will see how they come back,” said the world number 11, per Tennishead. “But they have done it so many times in the past in their careers.

They are going to be tough to beat for as long as they play. “Having tournaments like this where the average age of the top eight seeded players is 23, you know that it is going to be highly competitive. “But as a young player, you try and establish yourself with those top players who will dominate or win the big titles in the year to come.

“For me, the challenge is big, but at the same time the motivation is big as well to try to play well to end the season and put myself with those best players in the world."