Thiem predicts younger guys will win Majors over Federer, Nadal in 2020


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Thiem predicts younger guys will win Majors over Federer, Nadal in 2020

In an interview to Times of India Dominic Thiem spoke about how it felt to play the Laver Cup in Geneva in September with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Austrian world No. 5 was flattered to spend time on and off court with those legends: "The Laver Cup is a unique event and the chemistry in the whole team was unbelievable.

Federer and Nadal would probably make the best coaches, because they have such a vast knowledge of tennis. It’s insane. They also coached me when I was playing, and they always came to me during the breaks to give advice", he said.

Predicting the 2020 season, Thiem hinted there will be a changing of the guard: "If you ask me now, I think there will be a change, yes. The big three still took the Grand Slams this year, but I think next year will be the year where there’s a big change.

I hope that one or two Grand Slams will be won by the younger players." On how it will feel to play the ATP Finals in London, Thiem said: "It’s always a big honour and it’s a big personal goal at the beginning of every season to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

In the last three years, I’ve always managed to win one match, which was great, but I want more this year and would love to qualify for the semifinals." On Daniil Medvedev's success, Thiem concluded: "I’m impressed with Medvedev’s form, but we players could see it coming. He’s a great player, he has a lot of confidence and will be up there for the next decade."