Ready for the first Grand Slam of the year? Yep, the Australian Open draw was performed today.
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will start his quest for a second Australian Open title against Aussie James Duckworth, while teenage sensation Alex de Minaur could be waiting in the third round.
If the draw holds to quarterfinals, we would have:
- Djokovic vs. Nishikori
- Zverev vs. Thiem
- Cilic vs. Federer
- Anderson vs. Nadal.
Rafa’s potential route to the final:
- 1st round: James Duckworth
- 2nd round: Matt Ebden or Jan-Lennard Struff
- 3rd round: Alex de Minaur
- Last 16: Kyle Edmund
- Quarter-final: Kevin Anderson
- Semi-final: Roger Federer
- Final: Novak Djokovic
Play will start on Monday.
Our champ is bidding to clinch a 18th grand slam title of his career and his second in Melbourne.
Good luck and Vamos Rafa!