The canadian tennis players Felix Auger-Aliassime and Milos Raonic expect to have to wait months before being able to return to competition.
This is what indicated the two compatriots in a conversation they had had on the account Instagram of Ontario 29-year-old.
“I can’t count in weeks, but rather months,” said the Quebecers.
As is the case in the vast majority of sports leagues on the planet, the ATP has now put his activities on hiatus, and this, because of the pandemic of coronavirus that is rampant in the four corners of the planet.
Roanic, however, believes that this will take even longer for the elite world of tennis than other sports in the world.
“The fact that tennis is so international and that the players come from everywhere, this will be even more complicated than other sports, said the one who occupies the 30th global level. The restrictions of travel will be that some athletes will not have an equal opportunity to participate in the tournaments. This will be a logistics very complicated for the people involved, that’s for sure.”
Pleased with the report of Roland-Garros
A few hours before the conversation between the two Canadians, the organisers of the second Grand Slam of the season, Roland-Garros, they said that they entered their event after the International of the United States, or in the fall. This decision has also been welcomed by Auger-Aliassime.
“Between a cancellation and a postponement, I prefer to play”, he said.
“There was really no chance that we were playing in may,” said the representative of the Belle Province.
On his last lap around the track at Roland Garros, in 2018, Auger-Aliassime had been eliminated in the qualifications. Last year, he had been compelled to abandon at the prestigious event, he who was injured.
For a rare time in Montreal
Of a positive nature, Auger-Aliassime took advantage of the pandemic to spend time in Quebec, who had not set foot in almost six months.
“It’s fun to have family meals, the kind of things I do little during the tennis season, said the one who currently shares his home with his father and his sister. I’m trying to get the maximum benefit and see more positive aspects of this difficult period.”
The 20th player in the world has also said that he was trying to take advantage of circumstances to gain mass, he has built a gym in his back yard.
“I do training sessions in the morning after my breakfast. I have a small program and I do several exercises to increase my strength, said Auger-Aliassime. I do a lot of running and I have a bike also. […] In the afternoon, I’m pretty chill. I read and I watch television. […] I try to stay active in spite of everything.”