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Echoing a sport-wide trend, aging is becoming more irrelevant as each season passes. Last decade’s late-bloomer extraordinaire, Stan Wawrinka , may not have won any titles in 2019, but the 34-year-old showed flashes of his best form after returning from two left-knee surgeries to get back inside the Top 20. If 35 is the new 25, Wawrinka will remain a threat wherever he plays.
Another player whose best may yet come is Diego Schwartzman. A world-class returner, the 27-year-old led the ATP in second-serve return points last season. If he rolls the dice more often with his serve and continues to connect, the 5’7’’ Argentine nicknamed peque—the short one—will be hungry to measure up on the Grand Slam stage.