The 2018 season is coming to a close, and what a season it has been, with a massive amount of change in the tennis rankings – just ask Andy Murray.
In many ways, 2018 has been the story of comebacks. Novak Djokovic has returned to the top and his brilliant best. Serena Williams has battled back to two Grand Slam finals despite just returning from child-birth.
However, there are plenty others out there who have disappointed in 2018 – and in some cases longer – for a variety of reasons.
Here, we take a look at those in most need of a strong 2019, with Murray among some very strong company among the ATP Tour stars looking to climb the rankings, and Maria Sharapova the biggest name WTA Tour star on the list.
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Naomi Osaka vows to defend US Open trophy.
Nick Kyrgios takes another swipe at Rafael Nadal.
Andy Murray finds out his draw for Winston-Salem Open.
Jamie victorious in battle of Murray brothers.
World No 1 Novak Djokovic is two wins away from successfully defending his Cincinnati title.
Ashleigh Barty is one win away from returning to the top.
Andy Murray says he “chatted a little bit” to Nick Kyrgios.
Barty is a fan of Sakkari and Sakkari is a fan of Barty.
We won’t see Andy Murray at the US Open at all.
Unsurprisingly, Tennis Today is mostly about Nick Kyrgios.