Are you excited?, the Australia Open is here. The unpredictability and upset in tennis makes its one of the most followed game on the list of top sports in the globe, so when the established order are altered it’s makes the game more interesting.
With the first Grand Slam of the year upon us in Australia, let’s look at some of the dark horses players who could alter the established players and go on to win the Australian Grand Slam.
Here are the players who could win the Australia Open;
Daniil Medvedev – (Russia)
With the continual knocking of Medvedev on the established order doors, it’s look like a new order maybe on the way in the men’s tennis perhaps we might see the Russian as one of the player.
To be one of the new order in tennis, Medvedev needs to be consistent as the likes of Nadal and Djokovic and also get to defeat the established order often.
Medvedev made history last year when he defeated the current US Open Champion and world number three Dominic Thiem, to clinched the much sought after ATP title.
Having beaten the two established order in Djokovic and Nadal en-route to the final, he became the first player to defeat the world’s top three players at an ATP finals.
With Medvedev form and his consistency last year, the Russian his one of the dark horses players that could spring an upset in the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia.
The established order are no doubt the usual suspects to win the Australia Open Grand Slam, but then a player in the mold of Medvedev would definitely give them a run for their money.
Dominic Thiem – (Austria)
After several years spent knocking on the door, the Austrian has become one of the finest player to watch outside the like of Djokovic, Nadal, and perhaps Roger Federer.
The current US Open Champion in the last two to three years has been fantastic on the court with an incredible speed, flexibility, monstrous power and impeccable strength.
When Thiem takes to the court he showcase pretty much everything you would want in a perfect tennis player, and a player that could go on to break the dominance of Novak Djokovic and Nadal in tennis.
The Austrian although do fall short in some matches you would expect him to come out triumphant, but do found a way to disappoint.
However with the kind of form and consistency he showed last year, the Austrian his undoubtedly one of the dark horses players who is likely to win the Australia Open slated for this month.
Alexander Zverev – (Germany)
The German tennis player Zverev joined the pro caucus in 2013 when he was 16 year, and step forward to 2018 he was ranked the fourth best men’s tennis player in the world behind Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. After that he also went on to win ATP finals in London, becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in a decade.
For some years now tennis fans had thought of him as tennis’s next heir to Nadal or Djokovic, even both players had alluded to the fact that the German could become their eventual successor should he remain consistent.
After the 2018 ATP finals it was crystal clear that the young German his one of the outside that could also lunch an assault on any of the Grand Slam tournaments.
During the first half of the 2019 season the German performances teetered then collapsed over the edge, he lost all of his games in first round and second round.
Looking back at his impressive performances in 2018 and compared to the shocking slump in 2019, it shows he could also faltered however his talent and dexterity it’s a testament to how good he could compete with the big boys if he’s consistent and ready to fight.
The German his undoubtedly one of the dark horses players who is likely to win the Australia Open slated for this month.
Stefano Tsitsipas – (Greece)
Tsitsipas is the highest ranked Greek tennis player in history and one of the interesting player to watch at the Australian Open, so in that sense all eyes would be on him as we look forward to the first Grand Slam of the year.
The Greek player his arguably one of the best young tennis players in the world, as such a lot would be expected from him and perhaps upset the established order.
Tsitsipas is one of the only players out of the 13 men in this century to have reached multiple Grand Slam semi finals even before he clock 23.
In 2019 he won his third title of his career and his first trophy at the Estoril Open defeating Pablo Cuevas, with that achievement it’s made him the third tennis player who won the titles in the season after the trio of Nadal, Garin, and Thiem.
The Greek tennis star is similarly ebullient on the court using his tall, broad shouldered frame to maximum effect.
His also a fantastic player that plays assertive tennis with big serving and willingness to use his one handed backhand to open up the court and his forehead to finish points, should he bring all of that to the table in Australia we might see a champion in the Greek. He his undoubtedly one of the dark horses players who is likely to win the Australia Open slated for this month.
Kei Nishikori – (Japan)
The former world number four his also set to play at the Australia Open and ready to give it a shot if he could win the trophy. Been Asia’s top male player surely comes with huge pressure on the shoulder of the Japanese, as such the most important thing is that he needs to stand up to the expectations of his fans.
However too many times Nishikori has let down his fans, but when you’re talking about a player with impeccable talent the Japanese his no doubt one player you could bank on. Nishikori’s sole Grand Slam final appearance was at the 2014 US Open, where he was beaten in straight sets by Croatia’s Marin Cilic.
At his best peak or best, he could take on any opponent with his amazing serves, confidence and composure. So in this year Grand Slam the Japanese star man his one of the dark horses outsider that could surprise the world by winning the trophy at the end of the competition, but then it’s left to be seen if he could actually cause an upset in Australia.
He his undoubtedly one of the dark horses players who is likely to win the Australia Open slated for this month.