The future of Tennis looks bright. While The Big 4 and The Serena William might be ruling the roster in The ATP and WTA respectively – There are a lot of youngsters making waves with their performances. More than capable of causing an upset or two on their day these youngsters look destined for stardom (Obviously there are no guarantees) Here’s a list of the surprise packages of 2016 and you can bet on the fact that you’ll hear a lot more of them in the coming year.
5. Dominic Thiem
The Austrian has somewhat quietly worked his way into the top 20 and has his eyes set on to the top of the rankings in the coming season. With titles at Gstaad, Umag, and Nice in 2015, the 22-year-old has served notice that he is a force to be reckoned with, particularly on clay. With his big, aggressive groundstrokes, mobility throughout the court, and ability to attack from the baseline, success on all surfaces appears inevitable. During his title runs, Thiem defeated opponents such as David Goffin, Feliciano Lopez, Gael Monfils, and John Isner. Impressive, eh?