Tomic makes the list more as a sentimental crowd favorite than as perhaps the player with the 10th-best odds of winning the Australian Open.
That being said, opponents shouldn't underestimate the Australian teenage sensation who has experienced a meteoric rise in the rankings, rocketing from 286 to 42 in less than a year's time. After reaching the semifinals in Brisbane earlier this month, Tomic reached a career-high 37th, one spot higher than his current ranking of 38.
The top-ranked Australian player, Tomic has an explosive all-court game that will continue to propel him into the upper-echelon of the men's game. At only 19, he will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
Can he contend this year? A thrilling come-from-behind against No. 22 seed Fernando Verdasco would indicate yes, but with perhaps the toughest draw in the tournament, it's doubtful that he will be around to see the second week.
Wildcard Sam Querrey is a tough enough match as is. Should he advance, No. 13 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov and then the great Roger Federer await.
Odds of winning the Australian Open: six percent