With the new season well underway, the ATP asked a few of its players to make a big prediction for 2021. Here's what they had to say:

Frances Tiafoe: One of the players outside of the Big 3 will win a Grand Slam (that is not Roland Garros).

Tommy Paul: Andrey Rublev will rise inside of the Top 5. "I don't know how bold it is, but I think Rublev is really, really freaking good," he said.

David Goffin: Roger Federer will retire.

Matteo Berrettini, Cameron Norrie and Alex de Minaur: A NextGen player will win an ATP Masters 1000, a Grand Slam and/or crack the Top 10.

Hubert Hurkacz: Stadiums will return to normal with mask-less fans.

All of the predictions, except for Goffin's, would certainly be welcome this year. Speaking of Federer, the Swiss is expected to make his comeback to the tour in Doha in March.

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De Minaur, Tiafoe 
and more make 
2021 predictions

De Minaur, Tiafoe and more make 2021 predictions