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Yes, Popyrin I would say has the most upside of the players you outlined.

Ranking the Aussies in the Australian Open

I like Polmans but his game declined when he was taken onboard by Tennis Australia coaches. They have him playing too deep in the court. He is a good volleyer and better when he comes forward. Toward the end of last year, he got better results by going back to this style. This got him a win over Rublev and he pushed Paire to the limit as well. I don’t think any Australians will be going deep into week two. de Minaur is a great competitor with a solid game but lacks the weapons to hurt the very best particularly on the backhand side. Kyrgios has one thing going for him – ability but is deficient in all other areas required to go deep at slams. If you could give Kyrgios the work ethic of de Minaur, the volley skills of Thompson and the hardness of Millman then Australia would have a player with a chance to win it.

Ranking the Aussies in the Australian Open

I suggest he is annually selected for Laver Cup by McEnroe because he is capable of putting in one-off good performances in a team environment. Keep in mind Laver Cup is a shortened format over 2 sets with an extended super tie-break if it goes to three. I note also NK has not beaten Federer at this event in 3 attempts, mostly because of his weaknesses and the maestro knows how to exploit them

What Nick Kyrgios needs to be great