Félix Auger-Aliassime is on a roll after claiming his doubles title along with partner Hubert Hurkacz. The Candian professional looks forward to ending the year on a high by performing well in the Sofia Open 2020. Felix has been seeded second in the tournament and the ATP 250 event is indeed a great venue to claim his maiden ATP singles title.
Although he had reached the finals thrice this year, he had to be content with the runner-up trophy. However, he'll be pulling up his socks to lay his hands on the coveted championship trophy as the season ends soon. "Well, need to play well, to enjoy myself of course being the second seed here", Felix stated.
Already reached three finals this year, it’s obvious I want to give myself a chance for the title again. I want to give myself a shot to win but I have to start by winning the match tomorrow. It’s the end of the year, there’s one more tournament, and I’ll give everything that I can.
Physically I’m fit and healthy and confident in my game that I can play well and do good things this week."
Auger-Aliassime had a roller coaster year
The Candian although confident, abstained from commenting on his probable victory.
He is committed to taking one game at a time and believes time will tell whether he'll have to wait for his maiden title or not. "Oh, I guess we’ll find out that on Saturday. I don’t know. Every week is a chance for me.
You enter a tournament, you try to win. I’ve lost some first rounds this year, I’ve made some finals. It’s been up and down at times but I try best every week to go all the way and I’m gonna do the same this week.
Speak again Saturday night and find out whether I win or not." This year has been interesting for most of us owing to the pandemic situation. Normal life got disrupted and the entire world was hit. Even tennis wasn't spared as the Wimbledon Championship was called off and the French Open was organized later than its usual time.
Numerous tournaments were canceled and tennis faced some real crisis. However, for Felix, this year had been interesting on some other ground. Although he's a singles player, he ventures into the doubles event to keep in touch with the game.
However, he shot up the headlines when he claimed his doubles title in the Paris Masters. Unexpected of course, yet a remarkable victory for the young tennis professional. "This year was interesting obviously. I’ve had good moments, I’ve learned from my losses.
It’s tough to come week after week to come with your best level and energy and the same focus. I play doubles to have some fun and improve my game, but never in the world had I thought I’d be lifting the trophy in Paris."