Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer seeded 1st and 2nd at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios was on fire at the Brisbane International

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Oftentimes, the most obvious answer is obvious for a reason.

Since 2010, only Wawrinka and Cilic outside the quarter of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have emerged victorious in 28 finals. So I think he's the favourite.

"I had all these great five-setters and at the end the epic match against Rafa".

The tall American, who served 1,123 aces in 2017, hit 30 more Wednesday but Chung replied with 18 aces of his own and added a superb returning game, while Isner made 58 unforced errors.

Graham Caygill: Novak Djokovic.

Broady, the seventh seed, recovered from dropping the second set to Kathinka von Deichmann of Liechtenstein to win 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 in hot conditions in Melbourne. Ideally I would have had another tournament before the start of the Open, but it was not meant to be.

JT: Pablo Carreno Busta.

Djokovic, who has shaken off the elbow injury that scuppered his 2017 to play in Melbourne, will begin against Donald Young. After all Federer did not win a major until he was 22.

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"In fairness to Maria, the adjudication has occurred on that", Tiley said of her suspension.

Seven-time grand slam winner Venus Williams has a tough opener against Belinda Bencic and will face 12th seed Julia Goerges in the fourth round if the seeds hold. Pushed Dimitrov to a third set in the quarter-finals. But the young guns are everywhere with Andrey Rublev, Nick Kyrgios, Jack Sock, Lucas Pouille, Kyle Edmund and Yoshihito Nishioka.

"He's a great guy - he's going through the things, whatever he needs to go through".

Their replacement - a 'lucky loser' from the qualifying tournament - will get the other 50 percent of the first-round prize money. The 2014 winner has also been sidelined for four months following knee surgery, but the Swiss could prove too strong for Roberto Bautista Agut (20).

Stephens withdrew from the Brisbane International due to a troublesome knee.

ESPN analyst and former world number one Chris Evert said his experience and smooth style of play, which has left him relatively injury-free, set him apart from the field. Her maiden grand slam title awaits.

"I'm very happy with the way it went and that's all I can say". Also in this section are Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka.

The official Australian Open website is currently updating with the full draw, but the link for both brackets can be found here.

There is also the question of the sport's ability to police itself credibly, which will soon be back in the spotlight with the lengthy and costly Independent Review of Integrity, created to investigate potential match fixing and corruption, expected to recommend this year that the game combine its anti-doping and anti-corruption organizations into a single independent entity.

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