Of the last 64 Grand Slam tournaments (since 2004), only 10 did not go to the top trio Novak Djoković (16 titles), Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (19). But the three don’t get any younger, they’re all at least 32 years old. The young savages sense opportunities, plan the changing of the guard – led by Dominic Thiem.

In addition to Thiem, Djoković also has Daniil Medwedew and Stefanos Tsitsipas: “They play impressive tennis and have shown that they have matured on the big stage and are able to defeat the top players.”

Thiem with a good draw

Thiem opens his seventh Australian Open against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. This was the result of the drawing of the tennis grand slam tournament in Melbourne with the equivalent of 44.01 million euros on Thursday. The first possible opponent would be Taylor Fritz (USA-29) in round three.

Number 5 seeded Thiem is on the branch of top seeded Rafael Nadal, whom he would meet in the quarter-finals.

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