Felix Auger-Aliassime, 21, reveals for how long he hopes to play



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Felix Auger-Aliassime, 21, reveals for how long he hopes to play

World No. 11 Felix Auger-Aliassime returned to training shortly after after his US Open exit. Auger-Aliassime, 21, made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open before losing to Daniil Medvedev. “Right away, it was back to training and focusing on the next goals,” Auger-Aliassime claimed, per the Laver Cup website.

“But, for sure, it was a really good step forward. "With my ranking getting to No. 11 in the world, I’m knocking on the door of the Top 10, I’m in the [ATP’s] Race to Turin. It was a great run, but I think I can go even further."

Auger-Aliassime also had a notable run at Wimbledon, making the quarterfinal. “You don’t always choose when you win, when you lose,” he said. “I’ve had some tough losses in the last couple of months.

I’ve had some great wins, some great runs, too. You just take what comes and try to learn from everything. My main focus is on improving. At the end of the day, there’s nothing more I can do than try to improve my game every time I step on the court and see where it brings me”.

Auger-Aliassime hopes to play at least 10 more years

“I hope to play for 10 more years, maybe more,” Auger-Aliassime told LaverCup.com. “At the same time, guys are playing well into their 30s. I look at players like Milos [Raonic] of Vasek [Pospisil], and I remember them playing their first Grand Slams when I was a kid.

I think about how fast it went. They’re already 30, 31. So I try to enjoy it, enjoy everything that’s happening to me, and at the same time play as if the clock is running down”. Auger-Aliassime is set to return to action for the first time since losing in the US Open semifinal. Auger-Aliassime will be the highest-ranked player from Team World at this week's Laver Cup.