“Need To Lace My Shoes Really Well”: Felix Auger-Aliassime on Facing Daniil Medvedev at US Open 2021

Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime

Canadian new hope Felix Auger-Aliassime has been playing outstanding tennis since the beginning of the season. Ultimately, the 21-year-old from Montreal made his Grand Slam semi-final debut at the US Open 2021

Amidst the enormous expectations, No.12 seed Felix will face No.2 seed Daniil Medvedev for a championship match spot in Flushing Meadows.

In addition, Felix will lock horns with Daniil for the second time in the ATP Tour. In the first meeting, the Russian defeated the Canadian in three sets(3-6, 6-4, 7-6) at Canada’s 2018 ATP Masters 1000 event. 

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When asked about the Medvedev semi-final clash in the post-match press conference, Felix said, “Yeah, 2018 in Toronto. It was already a great match back then. I actually was up for a break. I had a few chances. It was a tight loss.”

“We’re both very different players. I think he was just 50 or 60 in the world at the time. I was not even in the top hundred. So, yeah, a very different situation.”

“I Need To Try To Put Pressure On Him”: Felix on Facing Medvedev 

In 2021, Russian has a win-loss record of 45-10. He reached the second Grand Slam final at the Australian Open and recently claimed his 4th ATP Masters 1000 title at the Canadian Open

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The Canadian continued, “Of course, he’s going to come in with a lot of confidence. I also need to step up and be confident in myself. I need to serve well. I need to play a great match, be solid from every aspect of my game.”

“At the same time, I need to try to put pressure on him. But it’s going to be tough. I need to be ready for his best. I need to lace my shoes really well, too, because there will be a lot of running. Yeah, we’ll see. It’s going to be interesting,” Felix added. 

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Published : 7:56 PM, Wed, 8 September 2021

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