The Australian Open males’s draw was drawn, leaving some fascinating potential matchups for the primary Grand Slam match of the season.
Logically, all eyes are on Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, No. 1 on the earth, he’ll see them within the debut in opposition to his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic. Djokovic might face Chilean Cristian Garín (16) in a hypothetical spherical of 16, Italian Matteo Berrettini (7) within the quarterfinals and German Alexander Zverev (3) or Nadal (6) within the semifinals.
On the opposite hand, Daniil Medvedev, No. 2 on the earth and that disadvantaged the Serbian of staying with the 4 Grand Slam tournaments in 2021, will run into Henri Laaksonen. The reigning US Open champion might rely on a excessive duel within the second spherical in opposition to Australian Nick Kyrgios.
Who may have a tough street will probably be Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard, tied with the Balkan with 20 Major titles, will debut in opposition to the American Marcos Giron. Starting because the sixth seed, he finds himself in a possible quarterfinal match in opposition to Alexander Zverev. At the identical time, it’s a good likelihood for the Iberian who fell within the quarterfinals in 2021 in opposition to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Novak Djokovic received the Australian Open 9 instances (report) and within the final three editions. In 2021 he beat Medvedev himself within the ultimate 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. In Melbourne provides 82 wins (20 fewer than Roger Federer).
Since Wimbledon 2021, when Novak Djokovic was consecrated, there are three gamers who’ve 20 Grand Slam titles since he overtook Federer and Nadal as the highest match winners majors within the historical past of sport.
Possible spherical of 16 matches:
Novak Djokovic (SRB, 1) vs. Cristian Garin (CHI, 16)
Cameron Norrie (GBR, 12) vs. Matteo Berrettini (ITA, 7)
Alexander Zverev (EFA, 3) vs. Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 14)
Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 10) in opposition to Rafael Nadal (ESP, 6)
Casper Ruud (NOR, 8) vs. Jannik Sinner (ITA, 11)
Roberto Bautista (ESP, 15) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 4)
Andrey Rublev (RUS, 5) vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 9)
Diego Schwartzman (ARG, 13) vs. Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 2)