FAA flying under the radar

FAA has just made Stuttgart atp250 final.
Probably the only nextgen guy who can be a grass specialist as well.
(Had my hopes on sascha when he made back to back halle finals, but...)
I couldn't watch any of his matches so I'd depend upon all of you guys to know about his game elements this week.
Discuss
Let's appreciate the efforts of this teenager.
Best of luck felix for the final.
Do your best.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
He is a very competent spot server, which helps a lot on grass. His movement is not natural, but he is very aggressive with it, and is not afraid to come in when he can. Has a competent lob and his volleys are above average. Of course his FH allows him to take control of the point and he often uses it as a cross court passing shot with great success. Insane racquet head speed. He has potential, but right now a guy with similarly rounded game and a major weapon will have the upper hand. A match between him and Novak will be interesting, but I am unsure what his place is as of now. If the patterns that I have observed hold, he will have a rather difficult path (similar to what happened with Thiem at RG this year).

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He is a very competent spot server, which helps a lot on grass. His movement is not natural, but he is very aggressive with it, and is not afraid to come in when he can. Has a competent lob and his volleys are above average. Of course his FH allows him to take control of the point and he often uses it as a cross court passing shot with great success. Insane racquet head speed. He has potential, but right now a guy with similarly rounded game and a major weapon will have the upper hand. A match between him and Novak will be interesting, but I am unsure what his place is as of now. If the patterns that I have observed hold, he will have a rather difficult path (similar to what happened with Thiem at RG this year).

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FAA vs Nole on a HC can be interesting
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I like him, but he didn't beat anyone of note here, even if he wins the tourney today.
It still would have been pretty great to see an 18 year old win an ATP tournament. Felix has a lot to learn about the grass surface, his movement was awkward today, he's not a natural grass player, to say the least. I see a great future for Felix and hope he can keep his health/injury issues at bay.
 

Thundergod

Professional
It still would have been pretty great to see an 18 year old win an ATP tournament. Felix has a lot to learn about the grass surface, his movement was awkward today, he's not a natural grass player, to say the least. I see a great future for Felix and hope he can keep his health/injury issues at bay.
It certainly would have been nice to see him win. I was just trying to look at his tourney/opponents in a vacuum, taking his age out of thr equation.

Dustin Brown on grass??
He's a respectable opponent on grass, but his ranking is what it is for a reason.
 
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