Dominic Thiem praised Alexander Zverev a lot after the Madrid Open final. In the post-match press conference, the Austrian was asked about the German player's chances at the French Open.
'It's obviously different (at) best-of-five,' Thiem said. 'There are a lot of dangerous opponents in the early rounds. I think that he's always the best in the later stages of the tournament. If he has troubles or if somebody can beat him, it's more in the earlier rounds. That's what makes it difficult. For sure, he will go very deep still this year in a Grand Slam. I would say probably now, besides Roger and Rafa, he's the best guy, yeah.'
He also added, 'Yeah, for sure results-wise and also playing-wise, he's the best player outside the top (big) four, that's for sure. You just need to look at his results. It's very impressive. He's also very consistent. I mean, he played also Miami finals, this and that. I would say probably now, besides Roger and Rafa, he's the best guy.'