Auger-Aliassime in the sight of Federer

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17-year-old, Felix Auger-Aliassime is past the 614th largest in the world at the 159th level in 2017.

After hatching the spectacular Denis Shapovalov in 2017, Tennis Canada expects a scenario similar to the tennis champion Felix Auger-Aliassime the next season. And the organization is not the only one to look to the future with optimism in his cases, since Roger Federer keeps him as a watchful eye on Quebec.

 

Auger-Aliassime has received an invitation from the Swiss to train with other professional players from the ATP in Dubai in December, confirmed the vice-president of the development elite Louis Borfiga on the occasion of the balance sheet end-of-season Tennis Canada at the Uniprix stadium on Thursday. It will be able to fine-tune his game in anticipation of the next campaign.

 

“I spoke with the coach of Federer, Ivan Ljubicic, and what you need to know is that Federer is a crazy tennis, spoke of Borfiga. He told me that he watched the games of players of 14 and even 15 years. He loves it. And I think that he wants to help the new generation. And I think he liked the game of Felix, as well as his personality. […] Felix is the only player of junior age to be invited by Federer. “

 

Injury

 

The Montreal 17-year-old is past the 614th largest in the world at the 159th level in 2017, but its progress was slowed last summer by a major injury to a wrist, which has been forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal in August. It didn’t stop his coach Guillaume Marx, to be full of praise towards her.

 

“Felix has had a season beyond expectations, has recognized his mentor. He suffered an injury at the worst time, in the middle of summer, as the season was in full swing, but I look forward to the future with optimism in his case. His goal in 2018 will be to break into the top 100 in the world. “

 

In the company of Denis Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime is part of the new generation of promising canadian players. “We reap now the fruits of the efforts in the last 10 years, said Borfiga. The new generation of players has been hit very hard [by 2017] ; she hit a great shot. Eugene [Lapierre] told me that during his passage to London [to the Final of the ATP], all the world spoke to him of Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov. “

 

Borfiga has, however, sought to limit the expectations of Shapovalov for the next season. Similar to the Auger-Aliassime, the player 18-year-old jumped phenomenal in the ranking of ATP in 2017, passing the 250th rank in January in the 49th, on the 23rd of October, before heading back down to the 51st place currently.

 

Raonic

 

Borfiga has also mentioned that he had the certainty that Milos Raonic will bounce back after a difficult season marked by numerous injuries. According to him, Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov will contribute to raise its game, as the Ontario, which points to the 24th largest in the world currently, will want to defend his title of best player in the country.

 

“Milos is a champion, and he wants to stay # 1 in Canada, said Borfiga. And it is normal, and it is that fact that a country becomes a power in tennis : it is when players grow them. He is not stupid, Milos ; he could see that the other two are playing super well. He does not want them to give it up right away, and that’s what we wanted, that is to say, three or four players who push each other. “

 

Tennis Canada is expected to the birth of Félix Auger-Aliassime in 2018

 

After hatching the spectacular Denis Shapovalov in 2017, Tennis Canada expects a scenario similar to the tennis champion Felix Auger-Aliassime the next season. And the organization is not the only one to look to the future with optimism in his cases, since Roger Federer keeps him as a watchful eye on Quebec.

 

Auger-Aliassime has received an invitation from the Swiss to train with other professional players from the ATP in Dubai in December, confirmed the vice-president of the development elite Louis Borfiga on the occasion of the balance sheet end-of-season Tennis Canada at the Uniprix stadium on Thursday. It will be able to fine-tune his game in anticipation of the next campaign.

 

“I spoke with the coach of Federer, Ivan Ljubicic, and what you need to know is that Federer is a crazy tennis, spoke of Borfiga. He told me that he watched the games of players of 14 and even 15 years. He loves it. And I think that he wants to help the new generation. And I think he liked the game of Felix, as well as his personality. […] Felix is the only player of junior age to be invited by Federer. “

 

The Montreal 17-year-old is past the 614th largest in the world at the 159th level in 2017, but its progress was slowed last summer by a major injury to a wrist, which has been forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal in August. It didn’t stop his coach Guillaume Marx, to be full of praise towards her.

 

“Felix has had a season beyond expectations, has recognized his mentor. He suffered an injury at the worst time, in the middle of summer, as the season was in full swing, but I look forward to the future with optimism in his case. His goal in 2018 will be to break into the top 100 in the world. “

 

In the company of Denis Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime is part of the new generation of promising canadian players.

 

“We reap now the fruits of the efforts in the last 10 years, said Borfiga. The new generation of players has been hit very hard [by 2017] ; she hit a great shot. Eugene [Lapierre] told me that during his passage to London [to the Final of the ATP], all the world spoke to him of Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov. “

 

Borfiga has, however, sought to limit the expectations of Shapovalov for the next season. Similar to the Auger-Aliassime, the player 18-year-old jumped phenomenal in the ranking of ATP in 2017, passing the 250th rank in January in the 49th, on the 23rd of October, before heading back down to the 51st place currently. The left-hander will have to defend his ranking points in 2018, a difficult task given its recent success. For this reason, Borfiga said that Tennis Canada was “optimistic, but reasonably” in his case.

 

Borfiga has also mentioned that he had the certainty that Milos Raonic will bounce back after a difficult season marked by numerous injuries. According to him, Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov will contribute to raise its game, as the Ontario, which points to the 24th largest in the world currently, will want to defend his title of best player in the country.

 

“Milos is a champion, and he wants to stay # 1 in Canada, said Borfiga. And it is normal, and it is that fact that a country becomes a power in tennis : it is when players grow them. He is not stupid, Milos ; he could see that the other two are playing super well. He does not want them to give it up right away, and that’s what we wanted, that is to say, three or four players who push each other. “

 

Borfiga has also ensured that the rehabilitation of Raonic, following an injury to the calf of one leg, was going smoothly and that he should participate, as expected, the tournament preparatory to Abu Dhabi at the end of December.

 

Bouchard will-t-she a coach ?

 

On the women’s side, the national coach Sylvain Bruneau has also said that he was optimistic for the next season. He has noted a good progress in several of its players, including Bianca Andreescu, Françoise Abanda, Carol Zhao and Katherine Sebov, and recalled the victories of the country in the Fed Cup in Mexico and in Montreal against Kazakhstan in 2017.

 

This, however, are the setbacks of Eugenie Bouchard, who grabbed the attention. According to Bruneau, Bouchard “is not where it should be” by pointing to the 80th level in the world. The principal added that he regarded it as a member of the top 20, ” without pushing “. The key, according to him, will lie in the choice of his next coach.

 

“She took Thomas Högstedt, Sam Sumyk and Nick Saviano, as well as various stakeholders, has recalled, first of Bruneau. As a coach, I have observed that girls who have had success [in the circuit of the WTA tour] have worked extensively with the same coach. This is not the case for Eugenie. And this is not normal — I am someone who advocates the “stability”, and I think that is what she needs. It must make a good choice, as it understands in which it embarks, and also that it persists when things are going less well. She must stay quiet in the small storms. “

 

On the other hand, Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino will make a return to competition after a break of four years. According to Bruneau, Marino ” could be our potential hidden card for the next season “.

 

Tennis Canada will hold its training camp in preparation for the season 2018 in Boca Raton, Florida, from 9 to 20 December.

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