'Mentally OK' Auger-Aliassime Wants To Forget Injury Problems

'Mentally OK' Auger-Aliassime Wants To Forget Injury Problems

by Alfredo Bassanelli

Felix Auger-Aliassime has been largely troubled by injuries in 2023, and he wants to put that part behind him and focus on the rest of the ATP calendar.

Withdrawing from multiple tournament throughout the season, the Canadian had very little things to be happy about. Unveiling his personal logo was one of them, but other than that, Auger-Aliassime struggled on the tennis court.

In November 2022, the Canadian stood tall as the world's 6th best player in the ATP Rankings, showing that he can competed with the best. Today, despite a tumultuous year, he remains Canada's leading player, holding a firm position at No. 12. But when speaking to the Sportsnet, Auger-Aliasssime admitted that he wants to get back to competing and winning.

Auger-Aliassime remains optimistic and is positive mindset has been bolstered by a period of introspection and self-discovery, during which he spent time at home, training, and working on his knee issues. According to him, understanding his body better over the years and bringing that physicality back on the court might be the key to jump-starting his season.

"It’s obvious that this hasn’t been the season that I would have hoped for so far. Luckily for me, it’s not over. In the end I’m OK mentally. I’m positive about it all. I’ve had time to be home and train and try to get better with the knee and kind of look at, you know, where it’s coming from and also resolve that problem in order for the future."

The former World No. 6 is confident that once her brings his physicality back on the tennis court, he will be able to start winning once again, something that he wasn't really successful in doing so far this year.

"If I can bring that physicality back on the court, I know that the results will start coming a little by little or maybe even quicker because I know myself more and more through the years. Mentally, of course, there’s ups and downs."

"We don’t feel as confident every week. But I feel stable mentally, I feel in a good place. I’m very focused and driven and I feel that I’m confident in my ability. I know I’ll be ready mentally to play, you know, big matches and to play for important titles."


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