We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. With the likes of Thiem, Tsitsipas, Medvedev and others moving up the rankings, holding onto a top five ranking will only get more difficult for the Swiss.With the Swiss Indoors in his hometown of Basel late in the season, it seems like an apt time for the maestro to call time on his brilliant career.Also, if you have got till here, you can also read our predictions for both Tennis News Today: Knee Injury Plagues Andreescu, Clijsters Return UpdatedSerena Williams 11/2 to Clinch 24th Major at Australian OpenThis site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. It would be amazing to see Murray challenging for Grand Slams again but fresh injury setbacks may unfortunately prevent that from happening.Murray’s performances in the Chinese swing and, of course, in Antwerp showed he is still able to mix it with top-20 players but questions remain whether his body is up to the week-in, week-out struggle of life on the ATP Tour.His 2020 schedule will no doubt be meticulously devised by his team but his chances of racking up some early points have already been hit after a pelvic injury forced him out of both the ATP Cup and the Australian Open.Question marks remain over how involved he will be on the clay, with suggestions he may skip Roland Garros in order to focus on Wimbledon, but he will want to get his ranking high enough to be seeded for Slams sooner rather than later so it’s a risk in itself to make his first singles Slam return since surgery on home soil.Come the end of the year, I’d still back Murray to be a top-30 player, although his early-season injury struggles have proven that we can take nothing for granted.Johanna Konta could be set for a productive year and will certainly lead the way for Britain’s female players, with Heather Watson and Harriet Dart currently outside the top-100.I’d expect plenty of competition on the men’s side to end the season as Britain’s top dog.Edmund played some great stuff in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid to end a desperately poor year on a positive not, while Dan Evans will hope to climb into the top-40 for the first time.All could end the year in and around the top-30, but I’ll give Murray the edge.2020 tennis predictions: Federer decline? Why - you aks? We are compensated for referring traffic and business to Amazon and other companies linked to on this site. Leading the all-time grand slam count with 20 titles, 2019 saw no additions to the major titles for Roger Federer. However, it was a year of several highs for the Swiss nevertheless, with four titles, including his 100th in Dubai, a record 10th Swiss Indoors title in his home town of Basel and a 10th title at Halle, and an addition to his Masters 1000 count at The year also witnessed a return to the clay for the first time since 2015 (with a good showing) and appearing in a Wimbledon final for the ages, with a heart- breaking loss, among other positive results at different points in the year.At 38 years of age, the retirement talks and rumors get louder intermittently, but tennis fans (and especially Federer fans) have spent most of the last decade speculating and wondering when that maybe. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Prediction: 2020 Slams. When he returned to the tour at age 35 in January 2017, not even the most daring of gamblers would have predicted another 15 titles in three years with his title count at 103 going into 2020.Playing between 12-14 titles annually, Federer won seven titles in 2017 and followed it with four in each of 2018 and 2019.The Swiss remains a contender at every tournament he plays and that trend will continue for the most part, in 2020.

Her preparations for the Australian Open may not be ideal – she has been forced to pull out of Auckland with a knee problem – but you wouldn’t put it past her to still triumph in Melbourne.Having reached at least the semi-finals of three of the four Grand Slams, Madison Keys is rightly rated as one of the most solid female players in the world. There appears to be no reason why she cannot enjoy another productive run in the French capital next year.Somewhat unbelievably, Serena Williams has lost her last four Grand Slam finals without even winning a set. The American reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last year – losing to eventual champion Ashleigh Barty – and the semis in 2018. 116 Rogers as Coco Gauff battles onSerena and Venus Williams react after 31st meeting as US Open champ Andreescu withdrawsBehind the device that has helped the Bryan Brothers stay sharp during lockdownNovak Djokovic confirms he will play US Open after 'full recovery' from coronavirusSerena Williams reacts to defeat to world No.

There’s little time to compose one’s thoughts ahead of what promises to be an exciting start to a new decade in tennis.The dominant forces of the 2010s are still kicking about, with But why wait to see what happens when you can gaze into the crystal balls of our tennis writers George Bellshaw and Louis Sealey?