Where Did FAA's Game Fly Off To?


Bionic Poster
The GOAT drum beats we're getting louder in the distance coming into Wimbledon for Felix Auger-Aliassime with a string of impressive results for the 18 year old in under 4 months:
25 / 2019 Queen's SF Grass Feliciano Lopez Felix Auger Aliassime 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 H2H
24 / 2019 Stuttgart F Grass Matteo Berrettini Felix Auger Aliassime 6-4 7-6(11) H2H
21 / 2019 Lyon F Clay Benoit Paire Felix Auger Aliassime 6-4 6-3 H2H
12 / 2019 Miami Masters SF Hard John Isner Felix Auger Aliassime 7-6(3) 7-6(4) H2H
9 / 2019 F Rio De Janeiro Clay Laslo Djere [SRB] d. (WC)Auger Aliassime 6-3 7-6

The clay finals show Felix actually to be a bit of a money player since over the year he only won 50.3% of points. The Sunshine swing on hard courts was a different story with 53.1% points won for Indian Wells and Miami. The early grass results seemed to confirm this potential with Felix garnering an ace rate of over 20% to serve his way to a Final and SF on grass plus R32 Wimbledon.

Surprisingly Felix has really cooled since:
48.4% hard court points won with a rock bottom 31.7% points won on return.

The early run by Felix appears to have involved some fortunate draws and the only indication that this might be a paper tiger was Recent Elo:

Despite the results Felix never cracked the top 20 in Recent Elo. His run was ideal for setting up his ranking and getting direct entry at every ATP event, but he's adjusted poorly to the new schedule and the higher level of competition. Now he's back down to Recent Elo 35 and we patiently await the next surge in level for Felix. Going from an amazing 40.3% return points won on the Sunshine swing to the post Wimbledon 31.7% is dangerously disappointing as this is a very low return level for a future top player. :cry:


Bionic Poster
He's in his age-18 season and it's a long year. Anyone who thinks he isn't going to become a top flight, slam-contending player is either seriously deluded or lacks perspective.
The way he was rolling on grass after the clay I thought he was the sure fire GOAT, but back to reality. He has plenty of time. Minimum top 5 player in my mind. Probably multiple slam winner.


FAA already peaked. The only way from an impressive straight set loss to Hugo Humbert is downhill.