Annabel Croft recently spoke about the rising young guns, saying that Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem are front runners amongst winning Majors. “You do have to look at Zverev because of what he has already achieved in the game – at such a high level at the Masters series and the wins he has had,” she said.
She further added, “There is a consistency there. Yes, it has dipped a bit [towards the end of this season] but it looks like he is coming back to form. I love the way Shapovalov plays but I do think there are a few question marks.
He seems to fluctuate [and is] a little fragile.” She also spoke about how these rising stars would have to be consistent with their results like the ‘Big 4’ have done over the years. “It is not just about the way players play at any given moment.
We all know they are unbelievably talented and can pull off these fantastic performances, but it is [about] that level of consistency,” she said. “Doing it from January to November. At certain times when we are watching players emerge on tour, they will have a good run and then it will drop off again. “They are all just vying for position and that is why these top four players, who we have always talked about for so many years, have stood above the rest of the pack.
Because [of their] level of consistency at such an extraordinarily high level – both physically and mentally.” ALSO READ ‘You have no idea how much tennis costs’: Thiem’s father warns parents .