The 2014 Australian Open will feature many tennis players who hope to defeat reigning superstars Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. They would like to join their company with successful results and momentum for the long months ahead.
There are many dangerous players who have both talent and opportunity to make waves at the Aussie Open. We have primarily selected players who are outside the Top 20, but with a few notable exceptions.
Some of these players are underachievers who are looking for a breakthrough.
A few of these players are overlooked potential stars.
Most of these players have good draws, and they could seize a great start to 2014 with their A-level tennis.
Keep your eyes open as the first week eliminates the majority of under-the-radar players. Which of them could still be hammering groundstrokes by the second week?