Auger-Aliassime, Monfils Name 2020 New Year’s Resolutions
ATP Tour players didn’t wait until 2020 to craft their New Year’s resolutions. On the last day of 2019, members of Team Canada, Team France, Team Greece and Team Serbia had already planned out their goals for 2020.
Canada’s top two singles players in Brisbane, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, both have high hopes for 2020.
“My goal for 2020 is just to keep improving and enjoying myself and enjoying my lifestyle and my tennis. I just want to wish all the fans, everybody around the world a happy New Year,” Shapovalov said.
Auger-Aliassime, similarly, kept things simple when discussing his 2020 resolutions. “For my part, maybe I don’t have a one-year resolution but I want to win matches, keep having fun and enjoy myself,” Auger-Aliassime said.
Canada will kick off the 2020 ATP Tour season at 10 a.m. Friday in Brisbane against Team Greece, which is led by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
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The reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion wants to add more humour into his life this next decade. “My New Year’s resolution is to text more and be more funny,” Tsitsipas said.
France’s Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire of Team France have more personal resolutions in mind, even if they might still make you laugh.
“My resolution for me this year is quite easy, shave myself. A good trim for me actually. That was personal. And definitely be on time, that’s for my coach,” Monfils said.
Paire responded, “That’s important, because when we play FIFA you are often late because you know you are going to lose. So be on time next time.
“For me, just enjoy life. Enjoy to be on court. Enjoy with the fans. I think it’s important. That’s my resolution for next year.”
Enjoy life. It’s what Viktor Troicki of Serbia, and likely every ATP Cup player, will want to do in 2020 as well.
“My New Year’s resolution is to stay healthy this year, to hopefully come back in Top 100,” Troicki said. “And just enjoy tennis for a couple more years I hope.”