Just because Novak Djokovic enters as the world's No. 1 does not make him the runaway favorite for the Australian Open.
Sure he enters as the reigning champ that everyone is chasing, but this month's tournament is filled with a deep and talented pool of adversaries that will force Djokovic to raise his game and be on his toes from the early rounds.
Will Djokovic be up to the challenge or will a new champion be crowned?
With the top players (particularly the Top Four) all so entrenched, there is little room for outsiders in this year's draw. One would have to go back a long way to find a time when the world's fifth best player had such low hopes of winning, particularly in Melbourne. But, with Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all so dominant, such is the state of the men's game.
Here are 10 players that have a shot at winning the Australian Open.