New names on the list
Away from the usual suspects, who could deliver a maiden Grand Slam?
Jannik Sinner is definitely in pole position, having captured Beijing, Vienna and Davis Cup silverware during his captivating season finale.
The world No.4 has defeated his nearest rivals in recent months (including two slingshot epics over Djokovic) and must now believe he can transfer that to the Grand Slam gauntlet.
Ben Shelton has the firepower and versatility to keep building on his standout 2023, Stefanos Tsitsipas knows how to navigate a major fortnight, Holger Rune will be an intriguing prospect following a full pre-season under the guidance of Boris Becker and Severin Lüthi (Roger Federer's former coach).
Away from the Top 20 chasing pack, the ice-cool American Sebastian Korda, who toppled Medvedev at the Australian Open, will be a danger if he can remain injury free for a long stint.