World No 8 Felix Auger-Aliassime revealed he did an analysis of his performance versus Novak Djokovic as he wanted to know what he did that allowed him to beat a top player like the Serb.
At the Laver Cup, Auger-Aliassime upset Djokovic 6-3 7-6 (3).
“It’s very, very relevant what he’s saying. And it’s true that confidence could be something in the air that we can’t pinpoint, but I thought about it after Laver Cup when I defeated Djokovic. I needed to know why I managed to win. It was not just a good day, that I was in the clouds, that I managed to serve on the right wave. No, I needed to know what worked in my level of play to defeat a player like Djokovic at the Laver Cup,” Auger-Aliassime explained, per Sportskeeda.
Auger-Aliassime went on a big run after beating Djokovic
In October, Auger-Aliassime won three titles in as many weeks – Florence, Antwerp and Basel.
Beating Djokovic was Auger-Aliassime a great boost of confidence but also a clear picture of what he should try to do whenever he is on the court.
“After thinking about it, when I saw what worked well, the improvements that I needed still to achieve, I managed to have structural confidence, concrete items. And I tried to continue to work like this with a lot of conviction. It’s true that we can do it on a good streak. There are still difficulties though. I managed to walk the talk and to make sure that it became real, and this is why I managed to be confident,” Auger-Aliassime added.
Meanwhile, Auger-Aliassime’s streak came to an end this week at the Paris Masters.
In Paris, Auger-Aliassime made the semifinal before falling short to Holger Rune.
After winning 16 matches and three titles in a row, Auger-Aliassime’s winning run ended.
However, Auger-Aliassime’s season still isn’t over as the Canadian is set to play at the ATP Finals.