As the Canadian prepares to face Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in the first round at Roland-Garros this year, he said the addition to the team was more of an extended plan.
“I don't think the expectations are higher since I've been working with him… All my life I've had very high expectations for myself. I don't think Toni adds more to that,” Auger-Aliassime told rolandgarros.com.
“What I'm trying to do, which is be top 10 and eventually win Grand Slams, there's nothing higher than that. Adding somebody who has done it before just brings I think more calmness and confidence than pressure really.
“That's how I see it, I don't feel like it comes with higher expectations. If people think I should add him to my team and win Roland-Garros right away that's up to them but that's not really how I see it.”
Since Nadal joined the team, Auger-Aliassime has won four of his nine clay-court matches.