In a press conference earlier this week in Vienna, Dominic Thiem commented on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray dominance. The Austrian player said: "The fact that nobody won a Grand Slam in the 90s is caused by the amazing wins of the Big Fours.
There are players who will become absolute winners. The best thing is that Stefanos Tsitsipas played a legendary match against Stan Wawrinka in the French Open - one of the best in the season. With the Australian Open semifinals and Madrid final, he got to the top.
Alexander Zverev has been at the top of the world for three years. One day he will make a breakthrough in a Major, without any doubt. It's interesting for fans, but also for us players, you never know. It's exciting what's coming up."
Thiem mentioned another name: Felix Auger-Aliassime. "He is an unbelievable athlete, very comfortable and fast. The serve and forehand are real weapons. From 2020 he will be at the top." Meanwhile, Thiem's agent Herwig Straka commented on the world No.
4's Halle Open withdrawal: "He made a big effort over the last five days in the French Open, he needs a week to recharge batteries. Dominix will train for a week. He may play one or two matches with a training mate, but surfaces are not that different than they were 20 years ago."