World No. 17 Felix Auger-Aliassime has revealed that he has been feeling a bit tired lately, However, Auger-Aliassime underlined that feeling tired can't be an excuse for him as he still wants to go out and give his best.
"Yeah, of course it was a long stretch for me, even though, you know, I didn't have many wins on the hard courts either in the Olympics or in the last two weeks," Auger-Aliassime noted. "Still, like you said, it's still a lot of traveling, a lot of practices.
Being in tournaments is stressful for players. So I feel like, you know, of course that tired me out a little bit, but in the end, you know, I try to do my best to really dig deep, find solutions even if I'm not feeling great.
Doesn't matter. I think I try to be consistent with my attitude. "I feel like every match is an opportunity to work on yourself, to be a better player. You know, I try to really just do my best on every match, every point.
That's the most I can give. Then we will see where it leads me."
Auger-Aliassime enjoying the Cincinnati Masters
Auger-Aliassime, 21, made his debut at the Cincinnati Masters in 2019. Back then, he suffered a first round loss.
This year, Auger-Aliassime clinched his first Cincinnati win as he beat Marton Fucsovics in the first round. Speaking of the Cincinnati Masters, Auger-Aliassime said: "It's really fun. You know, you feel like it's a family event.
Everyone is welcome. There is a lot of people that showed up. For me, I think that's what makes it really special. I think this year I'm able to enjoy it even more than previous years, and it's really good, to be honest. I'm glad I'm here and I won my first round. It's a great tournament."