2016 WTA and ATP World Tours: Predicting the next winnersDecember 24, 2015

The 2016 WTA and ATP World Tours will start in two weeks, and recent news excite the fans. It's not the off-season training of the game's biggest names in sunny Florida, but rather the bold predictions on who will be triumphant in the major events.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the top players of 2015, the best that fans have seen from them. It's unlikely they'll duplicate the feat next year, but there's a possibility that they can do better. Maybe a calendar Grand Slam. Let's take a look:

Can the Swiss team dominate the Rio Olympics? Severin Luethi, the Swiss Davis Cup captain, will head Swiss squad in Rio de Janeiro. The goal is to win the five events. "Why not? We can always dream," he said. Roger Federer will team up with Martina Hingis, which is not surprising at all. (Federer and Hingis were the 2001 Hopman Cup titlists.) Stan Wawrinka will likely play along Belinda Bencic. Federer and Wawrinka, the 2008 Olympic champion in men's doubles, will team up (in Rio), while Hingis and Bencic might represent Switzerland in the women's doubles. Federer and Hingis have a good chance of winning the gold medal in mixed doubles. (It remains to be seen if Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka will defend their title.) The Williams sisters are too much for Hingis, assuming the siblings won't be injured. On the other hand, Federer and Wawrinka will have their hands full. (Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares of Brazil have a good chance of winning a medal, while Bob and Mike Bryan will defend their Olympic title.) Two golds (out of five) seems possible.

Will Nick Kyrgios reach his first Grand Slam finals next year? Some fans are shaking their heads, as the Canberran has yet to win an ATP World Tour 250 series tournament. There was no doubt about his talent after beating Nadal (at Wimbledon) and Federer (at Madrid). But consistency is still an issue. Can he find a new coach? It might take him longer. Lleyton Hewitt seems to be a good choice, as he's set to retire next month. The Australian Open is around the corner, and Kyrgios may peak at the right time.

After Singapore, Aga wants a major trophy. During an interview with Pat Cash in "Open Court", Agnieszka Radwańska revealed her desire to win a Grand Slam title next season. She must be feeling good after losing her first two matches in the round robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships. After losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon finals four years ago, the top-ranked Polish player became a perennial contender. Luck will be a factor in Rio, but Radwańska's game may be good enough.

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