Auger-Aliassime: You don't know what to expect from Nick Kyrgios


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Auger-Aliassime: You don't know what to expect from Nick Kyrgios

Felix Auger-Aliassime agreed with most of the people saying that Nick Kyrgios has a very unpredictable style. In the last few weeks, the Australian has been hitting underarm serves combined with fast serves, which put his opponents in troubles.

"Kyrgios, you're not sure what to expect but obviously great serving from him. Again, it's tough, because he's going to put a lot of pressure on me, on my serve," said the 18-year-old Canadian, who could have faced Kyrgios if the Canberra native had defeated Borna Coric in Miami.

On what he does off-court, Auger-Aliassime said: "I spend time, you know, whenever I'm not playing, I spend time with my family. I watch TV shows. I think I said before I played a little bit of piano, used to as a kid.

Maybe that's my artistic thing. I haven't been playing (for) a long time, because I'm always on the road. But whenever I have a chance, I like to play a little bit, yeah." On how he plans to deal with expectations after reaching the Miami Open semi-finals, the Monte Carlo resident said: "I'm not sure I enjoy that much.

I was always a pretty simple guy. Obviously, it feels weird when people start recognizing you. It's a nice feeling, but at the same time, we'll see. I don't know if I really enjoy it that much." Auger-Aliassime climbed 24 places in the rankings and this week, attained a career-high of no. 33. He will be seeded at the French Open this year.