Australian Open 2017-18: Rafael Nadal seeded top in Men's single
Jan 13 2018
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep have been named top seeds for the first slam of the season - Australian Open, which will begin from January 15 at the Melbourne Park.
John Isner could pose a threat to the 16-time Grand Slamchampion in the Round of 16, but he is expected to sail through that round and possibly lock horns with former US Open victor Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.
"This was a good test for me after some good training, that's the most important thing". It's great to get the feeling once again of playing a match.
When asked if he will play in the Grand Slam that starts next week, he added: "For now, I'm in the tournament".
Williams said that despite the physical stresses from having a baby, she was in a far better place mentally than she'd ever been throughout her career. Let's build the schedule, the yearly schedule, around those four events that are the highlights of my year.
Second-seeded Federer and No. 14-seeded Djokovic have nearly traded places.
Six-time Australian OpenchampionDjokovic pulled out of a tournament in Abu Dhabi last week because of continuing problems with his right elbow and wore a sleeve over the joint during his round robin match against the Austrian. "So that's the good news". The Swiss star has won the tournament five times.
WimbledonchampionGarbine Muguruza, former championAngelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska and Sharapova have all been drawn in the same quarter. She could face two-time WimbledonchampionPetra Kvitova in the third round and Karolina Pliskova in the quarters.