Let’s talk about Felix

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G.O.A.T.
I feel bad for saying it but I barely watch him because for him reason I find his grunt extra annoying. Petty, I know. But also I find his game really boring... a slightly flashier Khachanov perhaps.

But anyway, that finals record is bizarro world stuff. So I guess that's 16 sets played 0 sets won.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
One positive sign: he's playing with Hubi Hurkacz this week. Twice actually, since he has him in the first round, too.

@Fabresque Who do you see winning in that match?
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
Actually I saw first set, he was bad , scoreline don't do justice, should have lost set 6-2 , Cilic nearly had a bp in every game
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
It's kind of revealing what he says about it and his awe of playing Cilic, as if he expected to lose to him:

On defeat, Auger-Aliassime said: “Today I am not facing a final, I am facing Marin Cilic, it is two different things."

 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
It's kind of revealing what he says about it and his awe of playing Cilic, as if he expected to lose to him:

On defeat, Auger-Aliassime said: “Today I am not facing a final, I am facing Marin Cilic, it is two different things."

Example #2,328 of why these next genners will get nowhere. This sort of belief that the old guard are untouchable. They have too much respect for them. Djokovic lost to Nadal at RG 2006 and said he wasn’t unbeatable. Nadal said he wanted to prove that he can beat Federer at Wimbledon. Throw this nonsense out of the window. They never beat the big 3 because they don’t believe they can.

This, however, is 10 times worse. Big 3? Fine. Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka? Borderline but sure. Marin Cilic, though? You cannot go into a final believing you’re going to lose against an opponent who’s been in the worst form of his career and aging terribly, no matter how good he’s been in the past. Bottlejob mentality.
 
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