Felix Auger-Aliassime reveals real reasons behind shock French Open loss

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Felix Auger-Aliassime reveals real reasons behind shock French Open loss
Felix Auger-Aliassime reveals real reasons behind shock French Open loss

World No 10 Felix Auger-Aliassime revealed he was dealing with sickness and "an average shoulder" during a shock French Open first-round loss to Fabio Fognini. On Monday, 130th-ranked Fabio Fognini ousted Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the French Open first round.

In the last two sets, Auger-Aliassime was dealing with cramps and it was evident that he wasn't at his best. Auger-Aliassime, who was dealing with a shoulder injury going into the French Open, concluded his poor clay season with a disappointing French Open result.

After the loss, Auger-Aliassime said his shoulder was "average" but noted the sickness was the main reason why he wasn't able to play well against Fognini.

Auger-Aliassime on battling sickness

"Yeah. I mean, the shoulder is not great, but that wasn't the issue today.

I got a bit sick last night, didn't really sleep. Yeah, sick all night. That's just a reality. I mean, I woke up this morning trying — I mean, it's like I've been struggling with a few things, and it's like, can you believe it, I get sick the day before my match? I tried to warm up.

I tried to see the doctor, see what I could take, but after one set, you know, just cramping and just can't move anymore. So, yeah, I don't know. I wasn't sure whether I should keep going or give myself a shot or if I should stop.

It was a difficult time, but it's okay. I just need to get healthy again," Auger-Aliassime said, per Sportskeeda. Auger-Aliassime won a total of one match during the clay season. Now, Auger-Aliassime's main priority is to return to being healthy again.

"I think I must go home, take some tests because I didn't have time to do the specific tests. I have to do a battery of tests to see why I was sick here, why I was sick a week ago and, see what's happening. I tried everything. I tried to hang on, but next time, I'm on the court, I want to be in good shape," Auger-Aliassime said.

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