Alex De Minaur believes that the Next Generation is taking huge steps forward. The Australian player is confident that he and the other young players will overcome Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
'I think we’re sort of really just knocking on the door of these top guys,' said De Minaur. 'It’s crazy what sort of the new generation of players have been doing lately. Got [Alexander] Zverev taking out the O2, got [Stefanos] Tsitsipas at 15 in the world, [Karen] Khachanov winning in Paris, I mean all these guys, they’re playing some incredible tennis.
I think once we can do that consistently, it would mean that we’re in a good spot.' Speaking about his improvements, De Minaur also added: 'My team does a great job just to keep me grounded and focused on the important things.
I just worry about myself and just trying to get betterI think time’s a bit on our side. Hopefully it’s gonna happen soon, but any time you get to share the court with one of these top guys, you’ve just gotta take it all in, soak it up and enjoy the moment.
There is no elevator to the top. You have to keep improving and putting in the work. I’m putting in the work off court and on court and hopefully the results will show. I had maybe a week and a half off and I was back training in Alicante.
My main thing on my holiday was to get my driver’s licence. It was a big win. I passed my driving exam on Thursday. So I’m happy to be back in Australia and looking forward to the Australian summer.’ ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title