Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga believes a breakthrough grand slam victory is within reach after some near misses in recent years.
In Perth to partner Mathilde Johansson at the Hyundai Hopman Cup, Tsonga said his main goal in 2013 was to beat the top four men's players - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal - and win his first major.
"For the moment, it's the goal to win a major," Tsonga said.
"Try to beat some tough guys because this year I didn't beat them and win a grand slam."
World No.8 Tsonga, who is coached by Australian Roger Rasheed, said the No.1 ranking was also achievable.
"We will try to be in the top four," he said. "To reach the sun you have to pass the moon.
"I will try to be the No.1 anyway.
"I feel like I have a lot of energy and will do my best to get there."
Tsonga became an instant favourite of Australian fans when, as an unseeded player, he reached the final of the 2008 Australian Open where he lost to Djokovic.
Tsonga has since established himself as one of the most exciting players on the ATP Tour, twice reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon (2011 and 2012) and the quarterfinals at the French (2012) and US Opens (2011).
The 27-year-old will be the 15th men's player to represent France at the Hopman Cup in 18 attempts.
Only host nation Australia (24 times) and USA (22) have competed more often at Perth's unique mixed teams event.
Tsonga follows Thierry Tulasne, Yannick Noah, Guy Forget, Henri Leconte, Cedric Pioline, Jean Philippe Fleurian, Arnaud Boetsch, Guillaume Raoux, Arnaud Clement, Fabrice Santoro, Jerome Haehnel, Gilles Simon, Nicolas Mahut and Richard Gasquet.
Rasheed, who has also coached Lleyton Hewitt and Tsonga's countryman Gael Monfils, said Tsonga had the potential to win a grand slam and reach No.1.
"It's only been a short time but he's obviously ticked all the boxes so far," Rasheed said.
"I've known Jo for a long time and when I worked with Gael Monfils I had Jo around as well because he hasn't had a coach for 18 months.
"We got him involved in some practice sessions.
"He's a good kid, has got a good head on his shoulders and I think it's always exciting to have that talent to dispose of.
"Jo believes that if he puts things together, he has the ability."
Seventh seeds Tsonga and Johansson play their first tie on Sunday night against Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina-Garrigues.To reach the sun you have to pass the moon. I will try to be the No.1. " Jo-Wilfried Tsonga