Don't You Forget About Me: "I managed to do things before Jannik Sinner" as Felix Auger-Aliassime aims to join touted stars again at the top

Wednesday, 20 December 2023 at 02:30
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Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime has urged the fans to not forget him while talking about young and upcoming stars. The 23-year-old was one of the most highly-rated players in 2022 where he finished the season as the world number six.
However, Aliassime suffered with fitness concerns and poor form in 2023 which is why he ended the season as the world number 29.

87 - Félix Auger-Aliassime has played 87 matches in 2022 (60-27): in the last 10 years, only David Ferrer in 2012 (91) and Novak Djokovic in 2015 (88) have played more in a single season. Workaholic. #FAA #ATP

The Montreal-born was recently quoted in a report where he asked the tennis fans to remember that he achieved success on the court much earlier than the likes of Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
"I don't have the feeling of having missed the train," he said. "I managed to do things before Sinner, he managed others before me. He had a very good year, especially starting in Beijing, a bit like me last year. I have always had rivals and adversity. I'm focused on what I have to do and I still have the belief that I can compete with all these players."
Aliassime took part in the main draw of all four Grand Slams in 2023 but managed to qualify for the second round or beyond on just one occasion. His best outing came at the Australian Open where he was knocked out after losing the fourth-round tie to Czech Republic’s Jiri Lehecka with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7-6.

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