Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime is happy with the way he has started the 2021 season as he hopes to soon win a maiden ATP title.
Auger-Aliassime, 20, finished as runner-up at the Murray River Open in his first tournament of the season, before losing in the Australian Open round-of-16.
“I’m feeling good. It was a great start for me,” Auger-Aliassime said, per the ATP website. “Nothing is always perfect, but it’s really close to what I was hoping for and what I trained for and what I was expecting from myself.”
Auger-Aliassime suffered a straight-set loss to Daniel Evans in the Murray River Open final and his record in the finals is now 0-7.
“I have to play a good match in one of the next finals I will play. To be honest, it’s not a big worry for me. Seven finals at my age is already great. It’s great for my future,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I’m still building the game that I want to play in future years and the main objective is to play well one day in the Grand Slams and reach finals there and win Grand Slam titles. Along the way I’ll win some finals, I’ll lose some, this is my story and that’s okay.”
Auger-Aliassime quickly finished his Rotterdam campaign
This week, Auger-Aliassime returned to action as he lost to Kei Nishikori in the Rotterdam first round.
Last year, Auger-Aliassime finished runner-up to Gael Monfils in the Rotterdam final.
“It’s good vibes here for me. I had great success last year, I played great tennis. I loved the atmosphere of the fans here last year. Unluckily this year it’s different circumstances, but it’s still good to come back to a place where you’ve played well,” Auger-Alliasime said. “As a player that’s always a good feeling and then you have your favourite spots on the Tour and Rotterdam is one of mine.”
Auger-Alliasime happy with his start to 2021 despite falling to win a title.