NOTE: "Dark Horse" selections must be seeded No. 17 or lower; "Bust" selections must be seeded No. 16 or higher.
ED MCGROGAN, SENIOR EDITOR: Novak Djokovic
Unlike No. 2 seed Andy Murray, the world No. 1 was saddled with a difficult quarter—he could face Ivo Karlovic, and then Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Kei Nishikori. But both the Scot and the Serb will reach the final, and we know what happens next.
NINA PANTIC, ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Novak Djokovic
It would be almost irresponsible to put your faith in anyone else right now. While there’s a chance his motivation will dip after a history-making 2015 season, Djokovic is still the best player in the world by a landslide.
STEVE TIGNOR, SENIOR WRITER: Stanislas Wawrinka
He's won the title here, he's beaten Djokovic in a Slam final, and he's on the opposite side of friend and nemesis Roger Federer.
MCGROGAN: Garbine Muguruza
The 22-year-old is far away from Serena Williams—who will surely show some rust—along with a host of other dangers. If she can beat Victoria Azarenka in a blockbuster fourth-rounder, she will go on to win her first major title.
PANTIC: Serena Williams
It’s just too tough to pick anyone else right now. The fact that a new year has rolled around doesn’t mean that Williams will be any less than the best on the women’s tour.
TIGNOR: Victoria Azarenka
She's a two-time Aussie Open champ who finally appears to be healthy. Even better, she's far from Serena in the draw.