Felix Auger-Aliassime says there’s no reason he shouldn’t believe he can win the ATP Finals. Auger-Aliassime, 22, will make his debut at the prestigious season-ending tournament. In addition to Auger-Aliassime, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz and Andrey Rublev will also compete.
World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz was forced to withdraw from the ATP Finals due to an abdominal injury. “To all the players that participate, I have already faced them, I have won them. So for me, there is no reason why I can’t show up for this tournament with the goal of winning it.
It is one of the most difficult tournaments to win because only the best in the world compete. But there is no reason, in my opinion, not to aim for victory,» Auger-Aliassime said, according to We Love Tennis.
Auger-Aliassime recently beat Djokovic, won three titles in a row
In late September, Auger-Aliassime stunned Djokovic at the Laver Cup.
Then Auger-Aliassime won three titles in as many weeks: Florence, Antwerp and Basel. After achieving his first victory over Djokovic, Auger-Aliassime decided to do an analysis because he wanted to understand what he did so well that it allowed him to beat a top player like the Serbian.
«It’s very, very relevant what he says. And it’s true that confidence can be something in the air that we can’t pinpoint, but I thought about it after the Laver Cup when I beat Djokovic. I needed to know why I managed to win.» .
It wasn’t just a good day, that I was in the clouds, that I managed to serve on the right wave. No, I needed to know what worked at my level of play to beat a player like Djokovic in the Laver Cup,» Auger-Aliassime recently explained.
The ATP Finals will take place between November 13 and 20. Whether Auger-Aliassime can win his first ATP Finals title remains to be seen.