It is hard to argue that Felix Auger Aliassime is not the best tennis player in the world. Canadian athlete was in an odd predicament after an unprecedented string of final defeats.
Felix won his first career Atp title in Rotterdam this year. A final defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas by Felix Hernandez, a long-time underdog, was Felix’s first final win since losing so many as a favorite.
Roger Federer sent Auger-Aliassime a note after his victory, which astonished him immensely, according to an interview that he did recently. Here are his thoughts on the matter, in that order “It is safe to say that Roger Federer is the most renowned person to ever write to me.
He wrote to me when I won my first Rotterdam title this year. He complimented me on my accomplishments and expressed his joy at my good fortune. It was a pleasant surprise, and I had no idea what to anticipate.”
Auger-Aliassime and Wimbledon’s poor showing
At Wimbledon, Felix Auger Aliassime was one of the most disappointing players. Many anticipated Felix to pull off a coup given his proclivity for playing on grass and the large number of absences, but instead he was routed in the first round by the surprising Maxime Cressy.
The young Canadian first made it to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon 2021. Felix expressed his sadness for the outcome of the match in the following words to the cameras of Tennis.com after the loss: “At Wimbledon, my expectations were far greater than what really transpired.
My opponent was a tough nut to crack, and it was not easy for me to prevail. I could not come up with a way to beat my opponent since he was superior at the crucial points.” Finally, he came to this conclusion “I had to accept loss and learn why I lost as soon as possible after a defeat.
If you want to win a Slam tournament, you must know that you will face some strong competition.”