From former Grand Slam champions to some of the game’s future stars, the ranks of the unseeded at the Australian Open this year are full of players that have the potential to go far in the tournament. Here’s a look at five of the most dangerous floaters on both tours at the first Grand Slam of the season. (All photos: Getty Images)
One day, we’ll all marvel at the fact that Kyrgios played dozens of main draws at the majors before winning one. Will the shift in the conversation start after the Australian Open this year? Whenever he enters a hard-court event, it’s hard not to count him among the contenders. He’s in a section of the draw with last year’s runner-up, Dominic Thiem, whom he’s only faced once: back in 2015 on clay in Nice, where he retired midway through the first set. Should they play and Kyrgios win, he could be on his way to achieving Grand Slam glory.