Australian Open 2017 is turning out to be an unpredictable spectacle. After a week of proceedings, it seems as if anyone can walk away with the championship at the first grand slam event of the year. Both the men and women draws have seen wildcard entries come to the fore and top players crashing out.

With the aura of excitement building up game after game, here are some likely stars who can lay claim to the men’s and women’s singles championship trophies.

1Milos Raonic

With top seed Andy Murray and No.2 player, Novak Djokovic out of the tournament in the first week, the path seems clear for World No.3 Milos Raonic to claim his maiden grand slam title. The 26-year-old Canadian has been for long in the shadows of the top stars in the men’s singles circuit. He finally has the chance to redeem a championship glory that has been long due.


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