Nick Kyrgios will be under the spotlight of home fans when he plays at the Australian Open but the fiery competitor will relish the opportunity to impress.
The 22-year-old Australian, after claiming three titles in 2016, was unable to add a further tournament victory to his name in 2017 and finished the season outside the world's top 20.
Kyrgios does have two career Grand Slam quarter-finals on his CV, including Wimbledon in 2014 and Melbourne in 2015.
Hip problems seriously hampered Kyrgios during 2017, causing him to withdraw from first round matches at Queen's, Wimbledon and Washington.
The two-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist recovered to play in Cincinnati but suffered a first-round loss to countryman John Millman at the US Open.
Kyrgios decided to shut down his season in October, with four victories against top five opponents, and will hope the time away from the game will give him the best opportunity of success in 2018.