“It’s going to be tough though obviously, having Rafa and Novak around. With this tournament, it’s so hard to predict anything because we’re talking the top eight players in the world.
“[Daniil] Medvedev playing incredible, [Andrey] Rublev as well. It’s going to be so exciting to watch.”
The man who defeated Tsitsipas at the Paris Masters, Frenchman Humbert, has left an impression on Hantuchova.
The 22-year-old, who won his first ATP titles with Auckland Open and European Open successes, moved into the top 30 for the first time in his career having also downed Casper Ruud and Marin Cilic in Paris.
Hantuchova said of Humbert, who started the season placed No 57: “I have to say I absolutely love, love, love the way Hugo Humbert played in Paris, the lefty.
“I love how he’s got such easy power, so much touch and feel. He played some incredibly long matches and we thought physically he wasn’t going to be able to bounce back.
“Yet he played one great match after another. If there were fans in Paris, I can’t even imagine how much support he would be getting.
“I believe he’s got a lot of potential to go very, very deep into the Slams and I will personally following him big time next year and what kind of season he will have. He seems like a very nice guy too!”
Former Tennis Professional and current Sports Broadcaster and Social Influencer Daniela Hantuchova interviews highly successful guests from the world of sports, entertainment, and culture on her podcast The Real DNA. Daniela pursues the common thread or the DNA of what breeds success at the highest levels. You can listen here.