Novak Djokovic remembers his greatest match - Australian Open

TENNIS AUSTRALIAN OPEN PRACTICE SESSIONS

Djokovic starts at the top of the draw and will open against a qualifier. Eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, who opened the season with a title in Brisbane, is a potential quarterfinal rival and No. 4 Alexander Zverev looms as a semifinal opponent if both players advance that far. Spaniard Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer were seeded second and third respectively.

But defending champion Federer is especially good on the hard courts Down Under.

This year, Wilander - a three-time champion at the Australian Open - says Federer's hopes of a 21st Grand Slam lie exclusively on the hard courts of Melbourne Park. And with No. 6 Marin Cilic in the same quarter, there's potential for a rematch of the 2018 final a few rounds early. But being so close, I'll give it a go.

But, he noted before heading out to practice after attending the tournament draw with his trophy, "the moment you find out the draw, that's when you shift your focus to the first round and only the first round".

A highlight first-round clash will see Australia's unseeded Nick Kyrgios up against Canada's big-serving 16th seed Milos Raonic, with the victor facing either Stan Wawrinka or Ernests Gulbis.

Andy Murray has offered a supportive fan free tickets to his opening match of the Australian Open as an apology for being thrashed by Novak Djokovic on Thursday.

The Spanish 22nd seed defeated Novak Djokovic on his way to the title in Doha last week while concerns about Murray's fitness grew as he struggled through a practice match against world number one Djokovic at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

Williams will face Tatjana Maria in the first round, and could meet either Genie Bouchard or Peng Shaui in the second.

Halep, however, may be reluctant to look beyond the first round, having drawn her U.S. Open nemesis Kaia Kanepi.

One more here would see him follow Jimmy Connors as the only man in the Open era to hit three figures, as well as taking him past Djokovic and Roy Emerson at Melbourne Park. "I've had a great off-season and I feel very well prepared".

I think everybody has his own career and everybody is trying to make the best of it.' The 33-year-old is trying to comeback at his best level and he will try to get the best possible results at the Australian Open where he won his maiden Grand Slam title in 2014 defeating Nadal in a four-set final. Not just physically, but also mentally, to see that I could beat Grigor Dimitrov twice, he was top-10 at that time.

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