Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, No. 21 in the world, prepares his return to the ATP circuit by exercising under Toni Nadal in the first session held at the Rafa Nadal Academy, in Spain.
Upon his arrival at the Rafa Nadal Academy facilities, the 20-year-old Canadian of Togolese descent had the opportunity to talk with Rafael Nadal himself before starting his training plan.
Auger-Aliassime was the youngest player in history to reach the semifinals at the Miami Masters 1000 in 2019 (he lost in the final to American John Isner).
In Rio de Janeiro, the only ATP 500 tournament in South America, he fell in the final against Serbian Laslo Djere, and at the Indian Wells Masters, he defeated a Top Ten for the first time, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Canadian is fighting for his first official singles title, having played six finals so far and lost them all. It fell by three in 2019 and by the other half during 2020.