Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime, 19, insists his fitness won't suffer because of the Tour suspension as he is training regularly and giving his best to stay in a great shape. The Canadian had a busy scheduled for the first two months of the season as he played a total of seven events before the Tour was suspended.
The 19-year-old made the semifinal in Adelaide at the beginning of the year, before he made back-to-back finals at an ATP events in Rotterdam and Marseille in February. Auger-Aliassime, ranked at No. 20 in the world, has made five finals so far in his short career but he has yet to claim his maiden ATP title.
"I haven’t slowed down on my fitness, and I am keeping up with my routines. As tennis players, we don’t have many months to train and to get better physically, so I’m taking this time to do that. I can stay active and keep getting better, which is good," Auger-Aliassime told the ATP Tour.
Auger-Aliassime, who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 17 last year, says he wants to use the break to improve in different areas of life. "There’s never a day when you can’t improve somehow. In every aspect of my life, personal or professional, I try to do things better and move forward in the right direction," Auger-Aliassime said. The Tour has been suspended until at least July 13 due to the coronavirus outbreak.