WATCH: Will there be a first-time men's Grand Slam champion in 2018?

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Grigor Dimitrov finished No. 3 in the world in 2017, but Grand Slam breakthroughs have come few and far between in this Big Four era. (AP)

The new tennis season is just four days away, and we're counting down to first serve with 10 burning questions.

Seventh: It hasn't been easy for anyone in the ATP to break through in this era, with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray hoarding Grand Slam titles. Still, a new year will present four new opportunities for a first-time Grand Slam champion. Will we see one in 2018?


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