Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players Heading into 2014 Australian Open

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Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players Heading into 2014 Australian Open
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The ATP rankings are based on merit. A Top 20 player needs a lot of talent, work and winning. But rankings rarely hold to form for Grand Slam tournaments. The 2014 Australian Open will undoubtedly witness big winners and disappointed losers. Players get what they earn.

The following slides will not simply list the Top 20 players, but rather the players who could also most likely go deep in the Australian Open. These are all players who have talent or potential to do some damage.  Although only one of these players will win the title, the others are more dangerous than some of the obviously ranked omissions.

We are power ranking these top players because of potential and talent.

Furthermore, we will look at what these players hope to accomplish in 2014. It's a long and winding road, with the Australian Open merely the starting chute of what promises to be a fascinating journey.

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