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“Your arm is trembling in such a situation.” - Felix Auger-Aliassime

“Your arm is trembling in such a situation.” – Felix Auger-Aliassime

For the first time since the tournament kicked off in 2020, Canada, led by inspirational performances from Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, were crowned ATP Cup champions Sunday morning in Australia. “

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The latter precisely, thanks to a convincing gain over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who had the honor of snatching the famous championship point.

Barely an hour and a half after his victory, Auger-Aliassime, who was still on the clouds, gave a lengthy interview to the “Salut Bonjour Week-end” cast.

“It’s a feeling of accomplishment, comfort and pride. Being able to share that with the whole team is really special. In the end, we play tennis in times like this. I’m glad I was part of this historic moment for Canadian tennis.”

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Any great athlete will say that one of the keys to success is knowing how to manage your stress during the great times. Felix Auger Eliassim was no exception.

When asked about his mental state a few seconds before the end of his duel against Bautista Agut, Quebec, who will hold the best rating of his career on the ATP circuit (9) on Monday, made an intriguing response.

“It’s hard to describe how heavy my arm is, at times like this. In fact, your arm shakes in this kind of situation. However, over the years, you’ve come to adapt. You try to see the good sides of the moment. By winning matches like this, it’s also Usually heroes develop over time.”

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