In a press conference in Rome, Roger Federer commented on the many different winners that the ATP Tour has had over the last few years. "I guess it's also a bit of a normal evolution," said the Swiss. "I think it's not always possible for everybody to win everything.
You might maybe think that it has stabilized a little bit with Thiem winning Indian Wells and Barcelona, with Novak winning last week, and in Australia, me winning Dubai and Miami. There's a few multiple champions now. It's true, the young guys are pushing through nicely the last year.
"You look at the move that Tsitsipas has done, or Medvedev or Khachanov, Felix, Denis, so forth. It's announcing to be a very exciting season, even a more complicated one for the top guys next year, I believe, because this is the year where they truly are breaking through, truly are gaining a lot of experience.
I think it's going to be a good season. It's going to be interesting to see who is going to make the World Tour Finals, especially if so many guys have won especially big titles, like Fabio Fognini in Monaco. That's going to give him a chance to stay in the hunt, in the race for a long time.
If he stays healthy, he has a lot to play for, like a few other guys, by the way. I think it's going to be cool. Especially for the clay-courters, this is a huge swing here, what's left for Rome and Paris. Then maybe after Wimbledon again. Yeah, I think it's going to be good. I'm happy to see that it is the way it is, to be quite honest."