Australia Roger Federer found himself before the Australian Open draw in a somewhat awkward position. Just being there. A few minutes later when the statutes were finished, Federer discovered how hard defending his name could be later landing in the same half a time champion Novak Djokovic. That is not normal, Federer told a bunch of tens of thousands of fans at Margaret Court Arena before the draw on Thursday. I don’t like going since they freak me out to draws. He also has No. 7 ranked Sam Querrey, Juan Martin del Potro, David Goffin, and Milos Raonic. There’s a semifinal against Djokovic, who’s aiming for a 7th Australian Open title, but is seeded because he yields with a right elbow injury from 6 months on the sidelines.
Djokovic is in the same quarter No and because brother could be met by the seeded Alexander. 32 seeded Mischa from the 3rd round 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka, and No. 5 Dominic Thiem. Federer beat against Rafael Nadal in the final from 6 months on the sidelines on his return and is seeded No. He bids for a Grand Slam singles title that is 20th. Djokovic had a 2017, beginning at No. 2 not and losing in another round playing after Wimbledon. This week, he delayed his return. Top ranked Nadal will open from Victor Estrella Burgos, has a possible 4th round match against John Isner, and No.
3 Grigor Dimitrov in his 50% of the draw. He followed his run to exactly the final in Melbourne by winning exactly the French Open and U.S. Open, dividing exactly the Grand Slam honors with Federer for exactly the year. Serena Williams has opted to not defend her title four weeks after giving birth to her first kid, leaving the women’s draw open. Her sister Venus, who lost the Williams Australian Open final last year, has a tough start against Belinda Bencic who along with Federer to win exactly the Hopman Cup for Switzerland a week ago and is also in the exact same quarter as U.S.
Open winner Sloane Stephens. Top ranked Simona Halep opens from Australian wild card Destanee Aiava, has a possible second round match from 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard, and is in the exact same half as Garbine Muruguza, the Wimbledon winner. Third seeded Muguruza is in a hard neighborhood with former Australian Open champions Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber, and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys. Sharapova, who won the 2008 Australian name and reached 3 other finals in Melbourne Park, missed last year’s tournament during a 15 month suspension following a failed doping test here within 2016. The 5 time major winner finished 2017 ranked No. 60, meaning that she missed out on a sowing to get exactly the Australian Open and could face 2016 winner Kerber in the 3rd round. There is no simple way to get at the top, Sharapova told the audience at Margaret Court Arena before the draw.
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