This is an interesting first round match, as everybody knows what Djokovic brings to the table, but there's obvious questions about his health and form.
"But I'm not the only one". But their mutual absences in Melbourne do not remove Court from the conversation in Melbourne. The seventh seed may have to deal with any of Fabio Fognini (25), Tomas Berdych (19) or Juan Martin del Potro (12) if he is to get to the last eight in Melbourne.
Nadal withdrew from his first tour event of 2018, in Brisbane, with continuing knee problems, and has been getting in match practice in a Melbourne exhibition event this week ahead of Monday's start to the Open.
Even if the six-time Australian Open champion should clear all those hurdles he could encounter 2017 champion Roger Federer in the semifinals. The seeding for the January Slam was announced on Wednesday (11th January) by the authorities that be.
But it seems more likely that the winner will come out of the Top 10, seven of whom have yet to win a major singles title: Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Garcia, Johanna Konta and CoCo Vandeweghe.
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By the time the Serb lifted the Musketeers' Cup at the French Open in Paris in 2016, he was the holder of all four majors.
Zverev, 20, won five tournaments last year, including Masters 1000 events in Rome and Montreal, to announce himself as a force to be reckoned with. "Every athlete on this planet has to some degree some sort of injury and when I look back I don't regret anything".
Third-seeded Muguruza is in a difficult quarter containing former Australian Open champions Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber, and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys. The Flemish Masters Project is great way to explore the New Flemish Masters as well, who are brewing the world's best beers, making award-winning chocolates, running Michelin-starred or the Flemish Rebel restaurants and dictating iconoclastic fashion.
"I have a good amount of confidence".
Like many players, injuries plagued Kyrgios' 2017, but in front of a willing home crowd at Melbourne Park, the right-hander will be desperate to put on a dazzling display.