The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

Tcbtennis

Hall of Fame
Not too observant are you. Felix is unique and his shots are his own but of course some of them are similar to other players. What you missed was his fantastic foot work, very much like Rafa's magic dancing feet, and that's going to take him as far as a lot of his shots will.
Felix had that fantastic footwork when I first saw video of him when he was 14! That’s what stood out to me. He was already moving around the court like a pro.
 

vernonbc

Legend
Felix had that fantastic footwork when I first saw video of him when he was 14! That’s what stood out to me. He was already moving around the court like a pro.
Yep. Go back to page 1 of this thread and you'll see my first post talked about his footwork. ;)
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Complete performance against a very solid player, Coric, who was perhaps not at his best, but who probably was not allowed :cool: to be there.

33 NCH (57) Félix Auger-Aliassime 18.6 CAN3 1245 +24 +369 Miami SF

Let's not forget Coric was able to beat Federer once. Two of these names are still in this tournament, mind ;)
 
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What’s wild is that felix is also 12th in the race to atp finals . Obviously the year is far from over but I could definetly see him there this year if he continues to improve .
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
Felix Auger Aliassime is now 5-0 against top-20 opponents.

2018 Toronto vs No. 18 Pouille
2019 Rio vs No. 16 Fognini
2019 Indian Wells vs No. 10 Tsitsipas
2019 Miami vs No. 19 Basilashvili
2019 Miami vs No. 13 Coric
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I am elated about this amazing run and now a chance to rest after the heavy scheduling from qualies to semis. He has to avoid that mini walkabout he had in the middle of the first set vs Coric if he is to take down Isner and reach his second final in a little over a month. His returns are sharp enough to get it done if the big serving opponent is not at his best.

Allons-y, Félix!
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Does Felix have a chance in the final against the mighty Fedor would he be so overwhelmed he would crap his pants
In this very hypothetical case, no, I don't think he would be. If you asked me a few weeks ago, I would have had a different response. It seems as if there has been a bit change in Felix's mental set, where he is staying in the moment and focusing on each point, rather than the match.
(OK, he would likely have a few butterflies though.)
 
Nobody with that name can become legendary in tennis.
Laver, Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Wilander, Lendl, Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic.
It needs to be a simple, one word name.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
In current Boeing debacle context, I find that FAA nickname disturbing. The first time I heard Brad Gilbert use it on TV, I was like: why is he talking about plane regulations in the middle of a match ????:unsure:
Anyway... go Felix :giggle:
 

BGod

Legend
Nobody with that name can become legendary in tennis.
Laver, Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Wilander, Lendl, Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic.
It needs to be a simple, one word name.
It's going to be Felix and I have no problem if he's Felix the Cat.


Great marketing for kids, that's where the money is anyway.
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame
3 1/2 years ago:
Can we be more careful in anointing a guy like this to the "throne"? I bet he gets beat down by ATP pros for years.
Two weeks ago:
Let's not anoint the kid as 'King' before he's even won a title. Zverev is MILES ahead of #NextGen overall.
Clearly, he's not the "King" (yet), but can't you at least admit that at 18 he's considerably better than you expected him to be? Absent injury or bizarre psychosis this kid's going to be in the top-10 within two years and eventually, in all likelihood, will spend time at #1 and win grand slams... at some point. You just don't see this kind of trajectory often on the men's side at this age that suddenly goes sideways, although anything's possible.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
It looks like they're officially going with FA2 as his moniker, probably to differentiate from the Federal Aviation Administration on purpose.

It's all over this ESPN article: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/26352989/18-year-old-felix-auger-aliassime-verge-major-breakout

Also, his official racquet bag is branded with "FA2".

However... just like two weeks ago, Felix himself said he likes FAA:
he signed the camera FAA
 

vernonbc

Legend
For those that have only recently started following FAA and/or Shapo, they started their journey four years ago by winning the 2015 US Open Junior Doubles title together.

http://www.tenniscanada.com/news/auger-aliassime-and-shapovalov-win-junior-us-open-dubles-title/
This article is old. It's accurate but dated. Just three weeks later Felix and Denis (along withBenjamin Sigouin) won the Junior Davis Cup. It was Canada's first ever Cup win and Felix and Denis played the doubles tie to clinch it.

The article also says: "Bouchard and Peliwo remain the only Canadians to have won a [USO] singles crown". True for the time but Felix won the Junior Boys Championship the following year.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
I am elated about this amazing run and now a chance to rest after the heavy scheduling from qualies to semis. He has to avoid that mini walkabout he had in the middle of the first set vs Coric if he is to take down Isner and reach his second final in a little over a month. His returns are sharp enough to get it done if the big serving opponent is not at his best.

Allons-y, Félix!
He will be running on fumes in the final, if he gets there.

:cool:
 
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