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3 ways in which Felix Auger-Aliassime's playing style resembles that of Nick Kyrgios

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Modified 23 Oct 2018, 22:25 IST
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2. Wristy Forehands

The forehands of both Felix Auger-Aliassime (top) and Nick Kyrgios (Sources for both: Zimbio)
The forehands of both Felix Auger-Aliassime (top) and Nick Kyrgios (Sources for both: Zimbio)

The strength of the wrist is one of the key aspects of tennis. All the power of shots generated comes through it the last, and then into the racquet. Nick Kyrgios has ticked off this box in his tennis attributes, so has Auger-Aliassime. Apart from that, the Canadian has managed to get the Australian's supple, flexible wrists.

This means that he can generate great angles, especially on the forehand side. Seeing the comparison between these players in the image above, you can agree that at the contact point the forehand grip and the trailing hand are almost of uncanny resemblance (but the shots are slightly different).

In the match against Fucsovics on Monday, Felix initially made amazing topspins, slices and passes off his forehand from highly varied angles, making life very difficult for his opponent. This is an art that Nick Kyrgios has displayed many times before, and he scores over the 18-year-old by sheer experience

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Published 23 Oct 2018, 22:25 IST
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