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Who can break top-20 for the first time in 2013?

In last few years there were only some few breakthroughs in ATP. Remember as in the 2007-2010 period we saw breakthroughs by Djokovic, Murray, Potro, Tsonga, Soderling, Cilic, Monfils etc. In recent years, even getting Seppi in the top 20 we perceived as a breakthrough. Who can join top-20 during 2013?
1)Kevin Anderson - Looks like Kevin found some consistency. Best start of season in his career. He is 29 at rankings now. If he won't face injuries and will find his serve (after surgery he serves poorly) he can reach top-20 after US Open or even before. I think Kevin can be a regular top-20 player for years.
2)Grigor Dimitrov - Not a huge fan of him, but he improved his game. He is already one of the fastest player on ATP, decent serve, nice forehand, good volleys, not bad BH slice. He is all-surface guy. Yup, his mental strength are his main problem, especially against top-guys. But he can join top-20 without beating top-guys. Grisha is ready for next step.
3) Ernests Gulbis - All in his head. If he will be able to keep his new vision of his career, top-20 will be just a start.
4)Chardy - OK. He is a mug and blah-blah-blah. But when he is ON, he is ON. Just one decent run and Jeremy will join top-20. But for his consistency top-20 is celling.
5)Paire - another talented clown. He is already 32 at rankings, but he is such a clown Flashy BH, great touch at net, fantastic speed, great return. As you remember Troicki was 12th, so Benoit isn't worse.
6)Tomic - Just need to meet Gulbis and ask him how it goes.

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Re: Who can break top-20 for the first time in 2013?

they all can and hopefully will but in which order...well, it's hard to tell really
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Hopefully just Tomic from this list. Anderson would be okay too.


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I only see Anderson as a relistic candidate. Everyone else may have the upside but their head is not there or lack the upside altogether.


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Hopefully Gulbis and not just into the top 20 but higher. He came the closest to beating Nadal in IW, that's a good sign, hope he can keep it up

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Re: Who can break top-20 for the first time in 2013?

I'm surprised Anderson hasn't been in the Top 20 yet. It's between him and Benneteau for me.

I suppose Chardy as well, he only needs one or two good runs to make it into the Top 20 but I don't see him staying there.

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Re: Who can break top-20 for the first time in 2013?

Anderson or Dimitrov IMO.

Anderson is just a decent player.

Grigor has the best game but he's still a headcase at present lol

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Re: Who can break top-20 for the first time in 2013?

Hopefully Tomic and Gulbis.
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