Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime has admitted there have been downs this season but he is happy with the progress he has made. Auger-Aliassime, 20, who recently made his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, is now enjoying a career-high ranking of no.
15 in the world. Auger-Aliassime, who has made eight ATP finals throughout his career, has yet to win an ATP title. “I mean I’ve tried to come with consistent work ethic and effort in every week,” Auger-Aliassime said, per the ATP website.
“There’s been ups and downs and I think that’s the kind of season. We play so many tournaments, the season is 11 months so you’re never going to be always up but I felt like I’ve been able to capitalise well whenever I was feeling well, whenever I was playing well, to have some good results.
“It could sometimes be a little bit better, it could be worse, but in the end I’m happy where I am reaching the Top 15 ranking, my first Grand Slam quarter-final. Things are moving in the right direction for me”.
Auger-Aliassime hoping for a positive hard court season
On Tuesday, Auger-Aliassime started his Washington campaign with a three-set win over Andreas Seppi. “I think the start of the year I was playing well on the hard courts so I think I’m going to play well now on the hard court swing in the next couple of weeks to gain some confidence and bring some good results,” he said.
“I try to take it one week at a time. There are so many weeks in the season. I feel like to be consistent you really have to make an effort to stay in the present. “It’s easy to catch yourself looking at the future and hoping I’m making either Turin [or Milan] Finals for me so I try to stay in the present. We don’t know what the future holds”.