"Toni is back home, he's not actively part of the team": Felix Auger-Aliassime explains Toni Nadal absence with recent split

Friday, 03 May 2024 at 18:00
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Felix Auger-Aliassime is into the semi-finals of the 2024 Madrid Open where he will take on Jiri Lehecka tonight for a spot in the final where the winner takes on Andrey Rublev. The Canadian has been in superb form this week, but is part of that his recent split with Toni Nadal.
As confirmed yesterday by Carole Bouchard, more information has been confirmed with Auger-Aliassime speaking about his current situation as well as who is in his team. He said that Frederic Fontang and his father have been with him all week and will be at French Open. This led to questioning about long-time coach Nadal who of course is a big figure in the tennis world. He said he learned a lot from his tutelage from at least right now, he is at home and not part of the team.
But after recent form woes, most of it has been due to injury and the necessity of needing to play amid mandatory tournaments last year, he has found a new lease of life this week. Something he will hope will continue with or without Toni Nadal in tow.
“My coach has been here this whole tournament, Frederic, you saw him on the court. My physio, my friends, hitting partner,” said the Canadian as per Carole Bouchard.
“And no, Toni is back home. So far we are travelling just this team together. My dad has been also with me more and more this year. In the indoors he was with me, he was with me Monte Carlo and Munich. So my dad is also a big help at times, he’s going to be at the French Open.
“Until further notice, Toni, we’re still in touch but he’s not actively part of the team like travelling and with me. But he was always a good voice, good [to] add let’s say somebody from the outside that has experience. But he’s not actively with us this week.”

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