The ninth-place position Auger-Aliassime presently holds is the highest of his career. Although Auger-Aliassime has made some outstanding progress recently, his ultimate objective is to win a Grand Slam and overtake the top rank.
“I believe that I have dealt with expectations well because I have always been loyal to who I am, have remained the person I have always been, and had close relationships with others. In the end, you only care about maintaining a positive rapport with those who are significant to you.
The expectations of others are not greater than mine when it comes to tennis. “Pressure is something I have to deal with and it’s something I’ve learned in previous years,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I believe in myself to do major things inside the sport.
Tsitsipas battles Nadal first
One of those who benefited from Rafael Nadal‘s retirement was Stefanos Tsitsipas, who rose one slot to take over third seed. Although Tsitsipas acknowledged that the former No.
It would be good to be free of Nadal‘s dominance in at least one major tournament this year, but his fellow players would undoubtedly miss him. “I wouldn’t say that the news is good or terrible, but it does help. Too many titles belong to [Nadal].
We mourn him, but this is definitely helpful,” Tsitsipas added. The 22-time Grand Slam winner withdrew from the National Bank Open in Montreal earlier this week because his stomach strain could not heal in time.