ATP top 10 stat highlights upward trajectory of Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime has vastly improved his results against top 10 competitors over the last year on the ATP tour.
To claim his maiden title at the ATP 500 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, the young Canadian defeated world number five Andrey Rublev in the semi-finals before downing world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Those represented Auger-Aliassime’s eighth and ninth ever victories over opponents ranked inside the top 10, bringing his overall head-to-head against such players to 9-22.
However, though that equates to just a 29% win rate, the world number nine has upped his results significantly, as evidenced by the stats in this tweet.
Felix Auger-Aliassime over the past 8 months
Rotterdam 500 W
ATP Cup W
US Open SF
Australian Open QF
He was 2-15 vs the top 10 until May 2021, 7-6 since May.
Career high #9
Maturing well. Have to admire the resilience and hard work behind this progress.
— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) February 13, 2022
Upon scrutiny of the stats, Auger-Aliassime has actually gone 7-7 since May against top 10 opponents, that is as long as you include his loss to Matteo Berrettini at last year’s Laver Cup, which the ATP itself does register.
Still, Auger-Aliassime has gone from less than a 12% win rate before May 2021 to a 50% win rate post-May 2021.
Not only that, but by going deeper at events, Auger-Aliassime has increased the rate at which he faces such high-ranking opponents.
Before May 2021, he had played 17 of his 139 career tour level encounters against top 10 players, equating to approximately 12%, just under one in eight.
Now, the 21-year-old has played 31 of his 191 career ATP tour level matches against top 10 pros, just over 16%, roughly one in six.
While his first ATP title is a huge milestone to achieve, sustained results improvements will also be welcome news to the youngster.
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