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I saw a couple of games in Rio and I was happy to discover the best new thing in tennis - Auger-Aliassime Fh. His natural power is such nice on the eye. I like his acceleration. Even on clay he does so much harm even to clay specialists.He is still young and has so many things to improve but already a great potential.
Maybe this forehand is not as good as those of Federer and Nadal, but still maybe the best among youg guns. And reminds me a little bit Jerzy Janowicz with his technique.
What do you think?
 

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Great shot, very compact, suited well for all surfaces, simply flawless technique.
 

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Well he isn't in Nadal's class yet, please.
And this comes from someone who has been admiring Felix for two years.

But he has amazing weapons and composure for someone his age, and clay IS his surface for sure.

Wait till you see him against Nadal, then you will see a context.
But I worry for Nadal in two or three years, against Felix. Felix is different than Thiem, takes the ball very early is more more aggressive.\
He is insane fast.
So so impressive in Rio.
It was the DC against Slovakia that gave him the confidence to play like this.
Though we saw glimmers in Toronto against Pouille.
 

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I'm not worried about his forehand. It's excellent. Needs to improve his serve still, though. He should be both a lot bigger and more consistent with his size and that's the shot that matters the most when you get to this level.
 

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Well he isn't in Nadal's class yet, please.
That's excatly what I wrote: "Maybe this forehand is not as good as those of Federer and Nadal, but still maybe the best among youg guns." :)

And perhaps comparison to Nadal is irrelevant, since his main competitors are going to be Zverev, Shapovalov, Tsitsipas et consortes
 

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That's excatly what I wrote: "Maybe this forehand is not as good as those of Federer and Nadal, but still maybe the best among youg guns." :)

And perhaps comparison to Nadal is irrelevant, since his main competitors are going to be Zverev, Shapovalov, Tsitsipas et consortes
OK fair enough, misread you.'

He was even 1 set apiece US open with Shap when he started having heart problems, which I hear have been resolved.

Well his main competitors will not necessarily be his cohort if he continues to play like this. He could meet Nadal or Djok on clay, and give them a little trouble.
He will beat Shap on clay, Shap will beat him on grass, hard to say on HC.

I like his chances more than AZ's long term.

I saw him live in Toronto in a tough 3 setter against Medvedev, after he beat Pouille. Already that told us a lot.
 
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