Felix-Auger Aliassime, a 21-year-old Canadian star, is coached by Frederic Fontang and Toni Nadal, two very accomplished coaches. For 12 years, Fontang, a former professional tennis player from France, trained Jeremy Chardy.
Chardy won the Wimbledon boys’ singles title and an ATP 250 title in Stuttgart under Fontang’s tutelage. Toni Nadal is Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach, having worked with him from 1990 to 2017.
Fontang and Nadal’s coaching arrangement is working well for the Canadian. He is going to play at BNP Paribas in Indian Wells starting today. To qualify for the ATP finals, Aliassime must advance far in the event.
Toni Nadal supported by Aliassime’s coach
Toni Nadal and Frederic Fontang are presently tutoring Felix-Auger Aliassime and are in a professional partnership. Aliassime is often seen training with the pair. Frederic Fontang recently backed Toni Nadal.
“It is clear that Toni is a considerable asset. His experience, his aura, and his principles all help Felix to have more self-confidence. Toni has nothing to prove, his results speak for him therefore indeed, on certain ideas, his messages pass better, he is legitimate,” Fontang said, according to reports on We Love Tennis.
Nadal is a valuable asset to the team, according to Fontang. Toni Nadal’s knowledge was valuable to Aliassime, he said. Aliassime was extremely impressive at the US Open 2021, despite losing in the semi-finals to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev.
Felix-Auger Aliassime, a Canadian, had an incredible run at Flushing Meadows. At the US Open 2021, the 21-year-old made his first Grand Slam semi-final. He beat some great players on his way to the semis, including Roberto Bautista Agut, Frances Tiafoe, and Carlos Alcaraz.
The Canadian faced World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals. Despite displaying exceptional skill, Aliassime was unable to get past the Russian. The World No. 11 does, however, appear to have a bright future ahead of him and a strong squad behind him.