Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime is keen on working hard on his serve and perfecting it.
Auger-Aliassime, 21, is one of the most talented and promising players on the Tour.
“You can really take the time to perfect your serve, work on it and repeat it so it becomes something really consistent and precise,” Auger-Aliassime noted, per the ATP website.
Auger-Aliassime, who has made eight ATP finals but has never won a title, is using TopCourt drills.
“These drills are meant to be tough, they are meant to challenge you. Don’t get frustrated if you miss. Keep the focus, keep the intensity. Give your best effort.”
Auger-Aliassime pushing himself hard with coach Toni Nadal
Uncle Toni, a longtime coach of 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, accepted to coach Auger-Aliassime.
Recently, Auger-Aliassime spoke extremely positively of coach Nadal.
“I think, no. I’m still who I am in terms of commitment, in terms of intensity, in terms of work ethic. Of course, I think having him there, I think he can be motivating also to push a little bit more sometimes. But in the end I stayed the player that I am. Just trying to improve really,” Auger-Aliassime said of his collaboration with coach Nadal. “Toni has always been very present, giving a lot of feedback, very supportive, communicating well. He’s not here this week, but we’re in touch. Wherever he’s there, there’s also a lot of live feedback when we practice. Every shot, we see what I could have done better, what I did well.
“Overall it’s in my whole game, with my forehand getting more and more precise, my backhand getting more and more solid and precise as well. There’s many things I can improve. He’s helping me on that.”
Auger-Aliassime last played at this week’s Toronto Masters, where he suffered a surprise first round loss to Dusan Lajovic.