Felix-Auger Aliassime was very disappointed following his straight set loss to Marin Cilic in the Citi Open on Thursday. The Canadian player claimed he played one of his worst matches.of the year. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Kyle Edmund.
After the match, the Frenchman said: “This is tennis. If you play football and you score one more than the other it’s a win. But in tennis it’s different. In the end, it’s not who wins more points. It’s the guy who’s going to win [big] points”.
Of course I can take some positive things away from all three matches here. I have to continue to increase my level and be a better player. Everyday I come on court and do my work." On how he deals with physical issues, he added: “Yeah … so many injuries, so many things.
My knees. My back. Mentally, though, it is easy. Depends how you take it. You can say okay I missed that tournament, I missed my career. But, for me, it’s not like this. So every time I’m injured or on the court it’s like a challenge for me.
Life is like this; everyday you have a challenge, you have a kid who’s growing up … that’s a challenge. Life is a challenge and I take it like that."