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

Roger Federer (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic: Regain world number one spot

As well as competing to end their careers with the most Grand Slam titles, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are also locked together on five year-end world number one rankings.

Djokovic looked on track to get his sixth in 2019 only to fall away slightly towards the end of the year, allowing an in-form Nadal to move in front after his US Open success.

The Serbian, pictured posing with a Koala ahead of this week’s ATP Cup, will want to re-establish himself at the top in 2020.

If he does so, it will almost certainly mean he has added to his all important Grand Slam total of 16 in the process.

Bianca Andreescu: A year without injuries

The tennis world would love to see what is possible if Bianca Andreescu can go the whole of 2020 injury free. The Canadian believes she can reach the world number one ranking and few would argue with that.

She has already pulled out of the ASB Classic as she recovers from a knee injury sustained at the WTA Finals and has acknowledged she needs to find a way to be on court more consistently.

Andreescu achieved extraordinary results and accolades despite having huge problems with injuries in 2019 as well as during her previous years while trying to reach the WTA Tour. Getting on court and staying there is therefore her biggest battle in 2020.

Naomi Osaka: Olympic Gold

Naomi Osaka has won majors in 2018 and 2019, so perhaps it is something else she will see as her ultimate prize this year.

While further Grand Slam titles and a return to world number one would also be very nice, the Olympic Games is an event which only comes around once every four years.

That the 2020 Olympics are taking place in her home country of Japan makes the tournament an opportunity of a lifetime for Osaka both on and off the tennis court.