The Australian Open men’s draw has been drawn, leaving some interesting potential matches for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.
Logically, all eyes are on Novak Djokovic. Serbian number 1 in the world, He will see them in his debut against fellow countryman Miomir Kekmanovic. Djokovic could face Chilean Christian Garin (16) in a virtual role of 16, Italian Matteo Berrettini (7) in the quarter-finals, German Alexander Zverev (3) and Nadal (6) in the semi-finals.
On the other side, Daniil Medvedev, No. 2 in the world This prevents the Serbian from staying in four Grand Slam tournaments in 2021, and he will face Henri Laksonen. The US Open champion can count on a high-profile second-round duel against Australian Nick Kyrgios.
Who will have a difficult road will be Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard, tied with the Balkans with 20 major titles, will make his debut against American Marcos Giron. Starting as the sixth seed, he found himself in a potential quarter-final match against Alexander Zverev. At the same time, it is a good chance for Iberi who fell in the quarter-finals of 2021 against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open Nine times (recording) and in the last three editions. In 2021, he beat Medvedev himself in the final 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. He adds in Melbourne 82 wins (20 fewer than Roger Federer).
Since Wimbledon 2021, when Novak Djokovic was dedicated, there are three players who have won 20 Grand Slam titles since beating Federer and Nadal as the tournament’s top winners. Specialties in the history of sports.
Possible round of 16 matches:
Novak Djokovic (Spanish midfielder, 1) – Christian Garin (Che, 16)
Cameron Nouri (Britain, 12) vs Matteo Berrettini (Italy, 7)
Alexander Zverev (ALE, 3) vs. Denis Shapovalov (Canada, 14)
Hubert Hurkacz (Poland, 10) – Rafael Nadal (La Liga, 6).
Casper Ruud (Northern Norway, 8) vs Jannik Sener (ETA, 11)
Roberto Bautista (Spain, 15) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (4).
Andrey Rublev (Russia, 5) vs Felix Auger-Aliassimus (Canada, 9).
Diego Schwartzman (Argentina, 13) vs. Daniil Medvedev (Russia, 2)