Nadal, Federer top seeds in Melbourne

Nadal, Federer top seeds in Melbourne

Here's a look at some of the storylines that could define Australian Open 2018.

The 2018 Australian Open is not the ultimate tennis reunion it could have been.

It was Nadal's fifth tiebreak in three days at the venue, after he headlined the Tiebreak Tens event on Wednesday night.

When asked who was his favorite to win the title? If you have Sky Sports with access to Eurosport then you can stream it through Sky Go.

Djokovic, who has won in Melbourne on six occasions with his last title coming in 2016, also believes local stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis can benefit from the home fans' support and do well in the first Grand Slam of the year.

The Open's top seed broke Thiem twice in the second set for the only breaks of the match.

The former World No.1 made an impressive return to action in an exhibition clash with Dominic Thiem yesterday but admitted his elbow is still not 100 per cent. The aesthetic appeal of Federer's play pitted against the more down-to-earth rugged artistry of Nadal's has set up a convenient binary fans revel in. 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'll be fine for the Open".

Five women - Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Jelena Ostapenko - have a shot at dethroning Halep and top the WTA rankings. "I don't know how to describe it".

While the men's side is arguably easier to predict given the lack of serious contenders for grand slam titles, question marks hang over the usual suspects. The city also boasts of high-quality vegetarian cuisine and is rightly called the Veggie Capital of Europe. But their mutual absences in Melbourne do not remove Court from the conversation in Melbourne.

"I think it's normal because there's a lot of expectations this year", he was quoted as saying by the Australian Open website. He won 70 of his 76 matches and even went 41 matches without a defeat.

Federer beat Rafael Nadal in the final here last year on his return from six months on the sidelines and is seeded No. 2 as he bids for a 20th Grand Slam singles title. In the top half of the draw, Rafael Nadal's first serious threat ought to come in the shape of John Isner in the fourth round.

Will the real Next Gen please stand up? Federer could face seventh-seeded David Goffin or 12th-seeded Juan Martín del Potro in the quarterfinals.

Andy Murray, a five-time finalist in Melbourne, is a notable absentee from the draw after undergoing hip surgery to correct an issue that has sidelined him since the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

Tiley addressed reporters on the court of Margaret Court Arena, the name of which has drawn scrutiny and rebuke after controversial remarks by Court on topics including same-sex marriage and transgender children.

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