22-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime says he is excited about his 2022 season as he now hopes for even better results. This year, Auger-Aliassime has won four titles and now enjoys a career-high as world number 6.
After losing his first eight ATP finals, Auger-Aliassime is 4-5 in the finals he has played this year. In addition, the 22-year-old Auger-Aliassime qualified for his first ATP Finals and in recent weeks scored his first victories over Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, respectively.
Auger-Aliassime sums up his season
«It is a great satisfaction, it is perhaps even the first year in which I can really say that I have achieved all my goals and even better. When I look at the season as a whole and I say to myself that I won my titles and that I qualified for The Masters, who are now the sixth in the world, I am very happy.
I always dreamed, I watched this tournament since I knew this tournament existed, the Masters tournament, as some call it. It’s magical how you said that there are only 8 players in the world who play this tournament every year.
To see how tough and fierce the competition is, it is an honor for me to be able to play for the first time. Of course, I hope to play it many more times in the future, but this first participation means a lot to me.
It is something that I first dreamed of and that lately became a goal. And now, having scored this, having achieved this goal, makes me feel very, very proud of myself and all the people around me, my team, my family,» Auger-Aliassime told We Are Tennis.
On Tuesday, Auger-Aliassime scored one of the biggest wins of his career when he defeated Nadal 6-3, 6-4 at the ATP Finals. After his win over Nadal, Auger-Aliassime became the first player born in the 2000s to have wins against every member of the Big Three group.