Felix Auger-Aliassime reacted to the big praises made by Rafael Nadal about him. The Spaniard said he likes Felix's character and personality. "It's pretty crazy that in such a short time, I went from two years ago, they started hearing about me, then you're like, Wow, Rafa actually knows who I am, he knows my name", said Auger-Aliassime.
"Now today they say these type of things about you. It's a great feeling. I think it just shows I'm doing the right things, I'm on the good path. But at the end of the day these players, they can say great things about you.
After it's in your hands. You have to step on court. You have to keep working hard, keep doing the right things. For sure that helps me saying to myself, Okay, I'm doing good things right now." On how he handled the pressure playing in front of a packed crowd against his compatriot Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday, Auger-Aliassime added: "I think you can see that I was okay from the beginning of the match.
I couldn't have dreamt of a better start. I felt well. I broke him at the start. Of course, he broke me back. I believe I played an almost perfect set. After it was a good tennis match. If I played that match in California or somewhere else, given the way Vasek was playing, we would have had the same scenario.
It was just a matter of taking opportunities on breakpoints. He was serving well. I tried to take my chances in the tiebreaker. I'm really happy in the end that I was able to win."