No. 208 to No. 42
Australian tennis was flipped upside down in 2011. Lleyton Hewitt fell from No. 54 to No. 188, while Tomic, who turned 19 in October, made the second biggest jump of anybody in the top 50. A wild card at the Aussie Open, Tomic reached the third round. He did even better at Wimbledon, knocking off Robin Soderling and making the quarterfinals.