21-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur says that Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime is the most likely player from the NextGen to win a Grand Slam singles title. Speaking to ESPN, the Australian was asked who he thought was likely to win a Slam first from the younger crop of players.
“It is an interesting subject. Many of us are quite close, but if I have to keep a name, I will say Felix." The Australian also said that he thinks Cristian Garin is the most promising player from Latin America.
"There are a lot of very good players who were making a very good year, also last year. Right now I would choose Cristian Garin, who, if I am not mistaken, has three titles and did nothing to reach the final in Rio, is around the 18 of the world."
de Minaur adds that he is not sure whether the season shutdown will affect younger players or older players more. “We will have to see it when it all starts again. Maybe it helps us young people a little more because we have time on our side, but it remains to be seen.
It is very difficult for the ATP to decide to start a tournament if everyone is not healthy. They cannot start a tournament if, for example, the tennis players in the United States cannot travel. This is what you have to think and this is why I think that maybe there will be no tennis until next year“ The Australian is currently in Spain during the quarantine period.