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Félix Auger-Aliassime is currently on a historic run of form.
In the month of October, he joined an elite list of players to win titles in three consecutive weeks, going on a winning streak never before seen by a Canadian player.
Something about the conditions on indoor hard courts just seem to work for the Canadian, as he has been blowing away all challengers over recent weeks.
What has led to this historic success for Auger-Aliassime?
Here are some key numbers from his recent run of form.
(Statistics as of Nov. 2, 2022)
Consecutive wins, longest winning streak by a Canadian in the Open Era.
Auger-Aliassime is the first Canadian to win titles in three consecutive weeks, leading to the longest winning streak by a player from the Great White North in the Open Era.
During the streak, he has won 28 sets and only lost four.
Per cent of service games won
Auger-Aliassime’s serve has been key to his success of late. Overall during the streak, he has held serve 145 times out of 153 service games.
On average over the last two season, the Canadian wins 77 per cent of his first serve points, which is already a strong number. But over his last three tournaments, he has won an astounding 83 per cent of his first serve points.
This has been particularly effective since he is putting slightly more first serves in play, 67 per cent, than he has on average in 2022 (64 per cent).
Consecutive holds of serve.
As a result of the quality of his serving, Auger-Aliassime has been quite literally unbreakable of late.
From the first set of his quarter-final in Antwerp until the second set of his opening match in Paris, the Canadian did not have his serve broken. He won the title in Basel without dropping serve.
That streak was finally snapped by Mikael Ymer in Paris, although Auger-Aliassime still won the match.
Wins over the World No. 1 since the US Open
When Auger-Aliassime defeated Carlos Alcaraz in a three-set thriller in September at the Davis Cup, he joined a short list of Canadian men to defeat the sitting world No. 1.
A month later, the Canadian did it again in dominant fashion, taking Alcaraz down in the semifinals of Basel 6-3, 6-2. It was the most lopsided defeat of the year for Alcaraz, who had won at least a set in all but one match prior to the defeat at Auger-Aliassime’s hands.
Overall, Auger-Aliassime holds a 3-0 head-to-head advantage over the world No. 1. In those three matches, the Canadian has never had his serve broken.
Match wins indoors, leads the ATP Tour
No player has been better indoors in 2022 than Auger-Aliassime. He leads the tour in match wins by quite a wide margin. Alexander Bublik has the second-most match wins indoors with 17, eight fewer than the Canadian.
His four titles are also the most, double Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev who each have two. He has competed in six indoor events in 2022 and has reached the final in five of them.