Félix Auger-Aliassime on the rise


Canadian tennis is on the rise again. Thanks to Felix Auger-Aliassime. The young star won the ATP 500 Rotterdam title this season. It will be the start of something big for Auger-Aliassime.

Félix Auger-Aliassime on the rise

There has been a noticeable change around Félix Auger-Aliassime and his tennis. The young Canadian had been there or there fighting for the past two years. Make finals but never cross the line to win a singles trophy.

The Canadian knew something new was needed, and when the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, he took it. After all, he appointed someone who arguably had an influence on one of the greatest male players of all time.

Auger-Aliassime has hired Toni Nadal, the former coach and uncle of Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard won the 2022 Australian Open to take his Grand Slam tally to 21. That in itself was a remarkable feat, but as Nadal had to return from injury to do it, it made him even bigger.

Toni Nadal was instrumental in bringing his nephew to many Grand Slam titles and titles. When Rafa made history by winning the 10th title at Roland Garros, his uncle was in his coaching room. They separated the same year. Toni took a break from training, but was drawn to Auger-Aliassime.

The Canadian shows that by appointing Nadal as coach, he is serious. Auger-Aliassime’s results have improved since the coaching change. He quickly reached the final of the Murray River Open and the Stuttgart Open before earning a place in the semi-finals of the US Open.

Auger-Aliassime also broke into the Top 10 for the first time with Nadal in his corner. Everything Toni said obviously worked. The Canadian destroyed the field in Rotterdam, dropping just two sets en route to the title. After eight finals, Auger-Aliassime finally won one.

This should be the turning point for Auger-Aliassime. After all, claim a title at 500 event is not easy, but the way the Canadian made it happen is another. Expect to see a lot more from this young man, his tennis can only get better from here.

It won’t be long before Auger-Aliassime wins his first Grand Slam, and expect it to be one of many. Canadian tennis looks good for the future. All thanks to Auger-Aliassime.

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