Among the recently announced ATP end-of-the-season award nominees, the comeback player of the year field recognizes the efforts of Jack Sock, Mackenzie McDonald, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Andy Murray.
As impressive as those players are, though, next year’s list will surely be near-legendary, with future Hall of Famers among those looking to reach their former heights. Here’s a look at the potential candidates.
Last tournament: Wimbledon 2021
Does the 2017 Comeback Player of the Year have one more run in him? He only played four tournaments this year, shutting down his campaign after a Wimbledon quarterfinal appearance due to continued knee problems. Federer has already announced that he’ll be out for the first half of 2022, and though he casted doubts about a Wimbledon return, he hasn’t ruled it out.