The 2018 season saw the Big Three—Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic—continue their domination of the tour. This has seen experienced title contenders pushed to the wayside, with many fans missing their favorite players. Here are five veterans who are poised to make a comeback in 2019:
Stan Wawrinka (No. 66)
Stan Wawrinka was formally known as an unofficial fifth member of the "Big Four" when Andy Murray was still competitive. He had three Grand Slams wins three years from 2014 to 2016, and a reached the French Open final in 2017. But this past season saw the Swiss take a nosedive after returning from knee surgery, dropping outside the Top 250 in June before clawing his way into a season-ending ranking of No 66. Wawrinka can only go up in 2019. He opened his season with a quarterfinal run in Doha.
2018 Highlight: Quarterfinals of Cincinnati