Felix Auger Aliassime

jimjam

Professional
Huh are you sure? So he only lost to opponents that were ranked worse than top 20? Seems like a strange stat for someone who hasnt won an ATP tournament
I'm sure it's a statistical anomaly, but it's a nice little booster nonetheless.

Let's see if he can go 6-0 tomorrow.
 

Noletheking

Hall of Fame
He is younger, faster, and stronger than Djokodal at this point. Once he matures they don't stand a chance. Age is about to become very relevant for Noletards.
I have yet to see him. Tell me more about him?can he challenge Djokovic in slams and give him some competition ?
 

anhtuanngo

Rookie
Since I'm a French Canadian from Montreal like Felix and I've seen him play since he was a kid, but I'm also a Fed fan, a Felix vs Fed final would create a "who do I root for" issue for me. But since I'm first and foremost a tennis fan, the answer would probably be "good tennis". :)
From Montreal as well...

Hoping for an All Canadian final, but I doubt Shapo can win against Fed.
 

Snaab

Rookie
I saw his qualifying match against Lorenzi and TBH wasn't overly impressed. I didn't see any great weapons and he made some typical unforced errors that the top players don't. He was definitely poised and composed though. Great to see him make a run. Hope he makes the Final.
 

snr

Semi-Pro
I remember watching him live last year vs Medvedev at Rogers Cup. There was the way he moved that was "smooth" - not unlike a Djokovic, I enjoyed it.

Hopefully he doesn't let the pressure to get to him but I think him having to go the hard way has helped. The guy has had to paly qualifiers TWICE in the past two tournaments, and done quite well! Even in IW it was a grindfest, and he showed mental fortitude to get back after "messing up" and giving up MPs in the third. Even though he lost, I think that "loss" was almost more valuable... it showed him what not to do but also perhaps instilled some belief.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
fedr has a tough matchup with Anderson though....not a guarantee he gets by him. FAA has a winnable matchup with Isner.
what tough matchup ?
Anderson hasn't even taken fed to a TB in their 5 matches apart from Wim 18 QF.
Wim 18 QF, Fed had some issues with his hand (as we would find out later) , still had MP to take it in straights.
half-decent Fed owns Anderson left right.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
I have yet to see him. Tell me more about him?can he challenge Djokovic in slams and give him some competition ?
you don't even know anything about FAA and yet say Djokovic will have be favorite with very challenging him for favorite status over next 3 years ? :-D
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
fedr has a tough matchup with Anderson though....not a guarantee he gets by him. FAA has a winnable matchup with Isner.
You've got this all backwards. Anderson isn't usually a tough match up for Fed, Wimbledon collapse notwithstanding which Federer should've won anyway, and as good as FAA is playing I wouldn't call his match with Isner "winnable." That almost suggests that you think he should win, but Isner will be an incredibly tough out for Felix now that he has some momentum.
 

EllieK

Professional
Right but Roger is so so Smart now. He saw that Felix will soon become top 50 guys so he invited Felix to Dubai to practice with him in winter time. So now he knows all the weaknesses and breakdowns of Felix. Roger knows felix now better than felix knows himself
But Felix also knows Roger. He also practiced with Kokkinakis, and tsitsipas
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
so you think he can upset Federer, one of the smartest players on tour and he is a teen player killer. Roger eats them for brunch
It's a different Roger. lest you forget his horrid match against Albot. RF almost lost to Coric last year's Masters. RF 2018+ is susceptible. But FAA still makes some teenager errors so sure RF should be the favorite.
 
You've got this all backwards. Anderson isn't usually a tough match up for Fed, Wimbledon collapse notwithstanding which Federer should've won anyway, and as good as FAA is playing I wouldn't call his match with Isner "winnable." That almost suggests that you think he should win, but Isner will be an incredibly tough out for Felix now that he has some momentum.
i say winnable because FAA appears to be really good on return of serve.

also let's not act like federer didn't lose to sissypants at this year's AO. he's 37.....not the same roger we have come to know and love.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
But Felix also knows Roger. He also practiced with Kokkinakis, and tsitsipas
that is different. Felix is young and naive so he won't learn as much as Federer is learing about Felix game. Federer is old and wise so he learns a lot more about felix than vice versa
 

JackGates

Hall of Fame
that is different. Felix is young and naive so he won't learn as much as Federer is learing about Felix game. Federer is old and wise so he learns a lot more about felix than vice versa
And Even if Felix learns any theory, he isn't talented enough to implement it in practice. Learning or executing are two very different things.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
can't blame them. Felix is very exciting player. and that new Pure Aero 2019 he is using with that neon color string is insane hot looking
 

Tshooter

Legend
After all of these years I'm surprised to see TT posters still don't understand matchups. Nadal's left handed forehand + slow courts --> anything but the most superlative OHBH --> easy win more often than not.
Thanks for that subtle insight that everyone would have otherwise missed. Do you coach at the ATP level ? You should consider contacting Muglos. I’m sure he’ll be looking for another Coach in a day or two.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
i say winnable because FAA appears to be really good on return of serve.

also let's not act like federer didn't lose to sissypants at this year's AO. he's 37.....not the same roger we have come to know and love.
Appears to be yes, but Isner will likely show us how good or bad he is on ROS in due time. And of course I'm aware of all Federer's recent losses. Does not really change my opinion that if I was handicapping the matches I would say Federer has a much greater chance of beating Anderson than FAA does Isner, and I would not say FAA has a "winnable" match against Isner because winnable sort of implies that you're favouring FAA, but I would call it 50/50 at best for FAA. If we disagree that is fine.
 

HazBeen18

Rookie
I have yet to see him. Tell me more about him?can he challenge Djokovic in slams and give him some competition ?
Too early to say if he can challenge Fedalovic. But his match against an in-form Coric was very impressive... most impressive performance of his I've seen yet. Unlike some of the other younger players, he doesn't have any noticeable weaknesses and his mental game is surprisingly strong. But best of all... he problem solves. He has more than just Plan A (Hit the Ball as Hard as I can from the Baseline and Hope for the Best). Of all the young players, I believe he has the most potential. But I also feel Djokovic will continue to be the favorite at slams for the foreseeable future.
 

Dlabsiladan

New User
Well, if he wins a slam/slams, he’ll be only the third male of African descent to do so. That would be a good thing for tennis viewership overall. Many see tennis as an elitist, white sport, which is true for the most part. Look what Tiger and Serena (even though I hate her attitude) did for the ratings in their respective sports.
 
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