World No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime is in great form at the moment. The Canadian youngster led Canada to its maiden title at the 2022 ATP Cup and then had a fantastic outing at the 2022 Australian Open reaching the quarter-finals only to lose to eventual runner-up Daniil Medvedev. But to his credit, he won the first two sets and had match points but the brilliance of the Russian saw him overcome Felix.
Back on the Tour, Felix made consecutive finals appearances. He first travelled to the Netherlands for the 2022 Rotterdam Open where he finally won his first ATP career title in his 9th finals appearance defeating World No. 4 and top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas. After the Rotterdam trip, he travelled to France for the Open 13 in Marseille where he finished runner-up to Andrey Rublev.
During one of his interviews in Marseille, Felix was asked who does he think is the ‘GOAT of travel logistics’ to which Felix was prompt to say 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer‘s name.
“Roger must be pretty good. I remember we trained together in Dubai, and he had to bring his whole family, the coaches, the whole team, it’s about 10 people. Afterwards, I think there is someone doing it for him, but he still seems pretty well organized. I too am pretty well organized,” said Felix during the interview with ‘We Are Tennis’.
Felix Auger-Aliassime withdraws from the Dubai Championships
Playing regularly on the Tour has its drawbacks and they seem to have caught up with the Canadian youngster. Felix had a busy month in Australia followed by back to back events in February as well. These have eventually caught up with him and he has picked up a back injury that has now forced him to miss the ATP-500 Dubai Tennis Championships 2022.
While this will certainly present him a good chance to recharge his batteries and be ready for the upcoming 2022 Indian Wells Masters and the 2022 Miami Masters with both the ATP-1000 events taking up the entire month of March before the focus shifts to Clay tournaments in the months of April and May.