How unexpected, Becker praises the players of the 1980's and 90's.
Old times are always better... according to some.
I guess we like to indulge ourselves in nostalgia over the past... as times flies by, we get melancholic, and everything in the past seems to be brighter and more colorful. Maybe that's in our nature... but, I watched Becker himself, and all those greats from the late 80's and most definitely, they weren't so much ahead of today's top players, no chance. We had more multiple GS winners back then, but that's just because there was noone so dominant as Federer is; and by the way, many of today's top players have not yet finished their careers, so what's the point of comparing them to people who are done with theirs?
One thing that I feel is indisputable, even if top 10 now is weaker than top 10 back then, top 100 now is definitely strongest than ever. So, in a way, now you have to worry even about 1st and 2nd rounds, not just SF's anf F's, if you are high seeded.