Austrian Dominic Thiem shared expectations from the clay season.
“Of course, I have high hopes for the clay season. There are excellent tournaments and strong rivals. Now the level of men’s tennis has grown a lot, so I have to play at the maximum from the first draw. I hope to show an excellent result. Rafa is the favorite of any clay tournament, but now many more players can compete with him. Alexander Zverev was always dangerous on the clay, Novak returned to the top.
Do not forget about Tsitsipas, Shapovalov, Auger. They will bring a lot of problems Rafa. At their age I played much worse. And in their 18 years they are in the region of Top-20, Top-30. I was at this age in the 700th place in the ranking. But everything has changed. When I entered the Top 100, there was only one person younger than me, “the ATP press service quotes Thiem.