Félix ? I see this rage coming – Eye of the Coach #14
Patrick Mouratoglou has been impressed as Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has unleashed his competitive instinct during the 2020 US Open.
Patrick Mouratoglou has noticed a change in Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime through the 2020 US Open – and he likes what he sees.
The coach thinks that the 20-year-old is letting his killer instinct out – and he says that this unleashing of his competitiveness will help him close in on Grand Slam titles.
“The more I see him, the more I see this rage coming,” said the Frenchman in the latest episode of Eye of the Coach.
“Now I feel that this dimension that is so important is coming up and is showing up. I think it has always been there but it was not very obvious before.”
Mouratoglou thinks that as a tennis player, Auger-Aliassime is missing very little.
“The potential is huge,” he said. “He has power from all the shots. Very complete player and an incredible athlete.”
What a battle today 🤯
On to the next round. 💪🏽
📸: Carmen Mandato/USTA pic.twitter.com/1o1VofExSa
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) September 1, 2020
But he says that this is not enough to become a Grand Slam winner. What is more important is mentality and desire.
And Mouratoglou compared Auger-Aliassime to some of the other younger men on the ATP Tour, particularly Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas: “They’re incredibly competitive and they want to be the best.”
With the Canadian, Mouratoglou described him as: “I felt like he was more like trying to do everything perfect, like a good student.”
Now, however, with straight-sets win against France’s Corentin Moutet (6-1, 6-0, 6-4) and former US Open champion Andy Murray (6-2, 6-3, 6-4) under his belt, Mouratoglou thinks Auger-Aliassime’s eyes are on the prize.
“He is here to win,” he said.
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