In an interview, Germany's Davis Cup team captain Michael Kohlmann commented on the balanced ATP Tour as there are more winners in tournaments than the past. "This year the trend is extremely interesting because a lot of players are dropping down.
Rafael Nadal was injured a lot, Roger Federer plays a light schedule. Older players take a longer free time", said Kohlmann. On Rudolf Molleker, Kohlmann added: "He joined the Australian Open main draw as the youngest player.
That's a thing when you think that out of 128 players in a Grand Slam you are the youngest. That shows how amazing he is. Over the last weeks, he showed very good and consistent performances. Of course, there is always some pressure but he knows he beat a lot of good players."
On Alexander Zverev, he concluded: "Tennis developed in an unbelievable way over the last years, so Sascha needs to follow it too. For example, Roger Federer changed his gamestyle some years ago after an injury, he became more aggressive on court.
And that's like this for a 22-year-old too: Sascha tries to go to the net, even more, to develop his game in a bigger way. There is always something to fix and improve. In general, I think he will improve his Grand Slam results this year. Sascha showed he can win some five-set matches, I am positive."