Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for ATP and WTA tennis stars

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The stars of tennis are straight back into action as we head into 2020. Here, we pick out New Year’s resolutions some of the big names should consider.

A new tennis season has arrived with the 2020 campaign set to get under way over the next few days with the ATP Cup and Qatar Open on the men’s side along with three WTA Tour events.

Players will only have two weeks of tournament play before one of the biggest events of the year, with the Grand Slam season starting at the Australian Open on January 20.

A dramatic 2019 saw plenty of changes in tennis, with the rise of new stars like Bianca Andreescu and Coco Gauff, while other trends, such as the superb success of the Big Three in the men’s Grand Slams, remained the same.

For some ATP Tour players it was a year that did not live up to expectations, while there were similar stars who struggled on the WTA Tour.

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But whether or not 2019 was a year of success or disappointment, now is the time for players to set new goals for another busy season.

Here, we suggest 10 resolutions for 2020 which some of the biggest stars may have in mind for a new year in tennis, starting with the great Roger Federer.

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer: One more Grand Slam

A good 2019 season from Roger Federer saw him finish ranked number three in the world.

But his lack of a Grand Slam title will have hurt, particularly with the nature of his Wimbledon final defeat to Novak Djokovic, which saw him squander two championship points and lead Martina Hingis to  describe it as “brutal”.

Djokovic is now within four Slams of Federer’s record total (20), while Nadal is just one adrift.

Federer has acknowledged he has gone back to the drawing board ahead of the new season, with his priority being finding a way to get over the line in one of the six “big ones”.

He defined those as the four majors, the Olympic Games and the ATP Finals.

But with the two-year anniversary of his last Grand Slam win coming up and with many assuming his tennis career is rapidly moving closer to its end, perhaps it is one last major he would crave most this year.