A special Sunday for Canada and its team. The Canadian team easily beat Australia and thus raised the first salad bowl in its history. It was a one-sided final, with Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger Aliassime winning their singles matches without any problems, and a success that made the Italian team, protagonists and big losers in the semi-final, regret even more.
A magical 2022 for Félix Auger Aliassime, protagonist in both national and individual competitions, a season that allowed him to play the ATP Finals in Turin and reach his best ranking, number 6 in the world ranking.
The Canadian tennis player made the following statements at a press conference: “I can’t say I have completely improved yet, I am still young and I have a lot of room for improvement. We have seen Novak Djokovic here and he is still very hungry, he has won everything but he still wants to improve and win, and both me and my team want to win again.
But right now I don’t want to think about what I can improve, I just want to focus on the celebration and everything else will be discussed next year. We are excited. The match point? I saw the track open and decided to put it in, when I made the point my legs collapsed and I immediately wanted to celebrate.
They were extraordinary moments, the whole team came to celebrate and they are moments that I will not forget” Next, Felix analyzed the match against Alex De Miñaur, a tough opponent but one that the Canadian tamed without any particular difficulty.
Here are his words on the matter: “Alex took his team to the final and on these tracks he’s really hard to beat, and we’re talking about a very fast player.
Oddo comments on Djokovic
Despite having a limited 2022 season, Novak Djokovic proved that his overall game has no limits, at least, that’s what journalist Chris Oddo believes.
“Isn’t it funny how people panic and tend to think like, ‘Novak Djokovic is not right, he’s shivering at a changeover, this is it, he’s going to fall down and lose this match,’ It’s kind of like, haven’t we done this before, doubted him physically or his limitations or whatever?” Chris Oddo said.
“He made it clear in that match and throughout the tournament, and through the season really, that he has no limits. He’s still there physically and mentally. Eventually, he’ll hit the wall at some age, maybe 36, 37, or 38.
But he’s the no. 1 player in everybody’s mind right now,” he added.” Djokovic’s just stepping up, finishing with 18 wins in 19 matches, winning his 6th ATP Finals title. From start to finish, it’s so incredible what he’s been able to do…You see how much trouble Rafa has late in the season here, and look at Novak- finding a way to go undefeated and pick up nearly 5 million dollars as a Christmas present,” Oddo said further.