Felix Auger-Aliassime sweeps away doubts: "I can win a Slam"

After a complicated season, the Canadian set his goals for the upcoming year

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Felix Auger-Aliassime sweeps away doubts: "I can win a Slam"
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In an interview with Eurosport, the 23-year-old from Felix Auge-Aliassime talked about his relationship with his coach Toni Nadal and revealed his biggest goals. Especially after the season he just experienced, which was decidedly complicated for him.

"2023 was complicated by injuries and uncertainties. In September I was training in Montreal and I wasn't sure if I would finish the season. It was difficult to engage Toni and ask him to join me in some tournaments, so for a certain period he didn't accompany me.

But the goal is for his presence to be more constant. Everything is still fine with Frederic Fontang. I like the way my team works. They often ask me for specific objectives, but even as a team we never talk about them in these terms.

Rather we ask ourselves what we should do to be better or to win a Slam. We're really focused on the things we need to do every day to improve, for us that's the main thing. But my ambitions have always been the same since I was a teenager: to go all the way and win a Slam.

I think I can do it," he explained.

2023 was a complicated season for Felix

Felix Auger-Aliassime experienced a troubled season in 2023, failing to reach the goals he had set for himself at the beginning of the year. And to think that the last part of 2022, in which he won three tournaments in a row, had sparked hopes of seeing him competitive again this year.

Felix started the season as world No.6 and, after a series of negative results, found himself ending 2023 in 29th position in the ATP ranking. Injuries have certainly complicated his path, but the impression is that something has affected his mental strength.

The Canadian had only one real moment of joy on the pitch, defending the title he won in Basel last year. And it is precisely from the Swiss event that he will try to start again to become a protagonist again.

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