While Tennis Canada’s coaches recapped an impressive 2017 season for Canadian tennis on Thursday in Montreal, they also provided some updates on a few players as the off season kicks into high gear.
Louis Borfiga, Tennis Canada’s Vice President of High Performance, announced that Félix Auger-Aliassime will spend part of December training with Roger Federer and other ATP players in Dubai after receiving an invitation from the Swiss.
“Federer loves tennis, he’s a real fan. He watches the 14 and 15 year olds play all the time. I think he wants to help the new generation,” Borfiga said. “I also think he likes Félix and his personality. He wants to give back some of what tennis has given to him. He wants to help Félix… maybe avoid some of the traps that would be good to avoid at his age.”
Borfiga also confirmed that Milos Raonic is healthy and has begun his off season training program ahead of his first scheduled tournament in 2018 in Brisbane.
On the ladies’ side, Fed Cup captain Sylvain Bruneau explained that Eugenie Bouchard is in the process of selecting her new coach after splitting with Thomas Hogstedt this year.
As has become an annual tradition, several of Canada’s top women will participate in a training camp together from December 9 to 20 in Florida.