Here's the problem.All we’ve heard all year is how Thiem’s USO was cheap and deserving of an asterisk.
Now that we realize that Thiem beat a red hot Medvedev in straight sets last year and that Zverev is the real deal, his achievement does not look paltry. In fact, Thiem beat 3/4 USO SF this year (he also SS FAA) and took out Nole at WTF last year. The guy was in some great form.
As big 3 fade away, somebody is bound to take their place. Somebody is going to win a slam.
It doesn't make that "somebody" an ATG and this era a strong era in retrospect.
ppl always forget that these are nobodies as compared to Dull & Joker on rise.