The second half of 2017 proved just that when a group of up-and-coming netters began to make their move in the ATP world rankings.
In men's list Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic, David Goffin, Jack Sock, Stan Wawrinka, Pablo Carreno Busta completes the top ten.
Nadal won 23 matches at grand slams in 2017, the most since his 25 in 2010.
Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Richard Gasquet of France at the Kooyong Classic exhibition in Australia.
"Roger, obviously, with the year he had is the favourite", Djokovic said. Djokovic and Monfils could meet in the second round. "Especially it's only 20 minutes away from Rod Laver Arena so it's the same conditions and we'll see in a couple of days (where I'm at)".
The operation was a success.
"Nick is in great form", Djokovic, seeded 14th and set to face American Donald Young in his first match, told Omnisport.Читайте также: Bulldogs aren't going anywhere anytime soon — Georgia Football
The tennis community and sporting world yearns for another instalment in the Federer-Nadal rivalry but while form is temporary and class is permanent, a lack of preparation may rob the Australian public of another unforgettable event. There are definite obstacles, but the Aussie is the most talented player in his half and, more importantly, he looks supremely motivated.
That seems the right message considering that Australia is part of the Asia-Pacific region and drawing an increasing number of spectators from that zone.
Venus will open against Belinda Bencic, a tough go for her first matchup. "I think he has a real joy for the game", she said.
Williams could face Ukraine's fourth seed Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals.
Last season gave renewed hope that Dimitrov might still blossom into the Grand Slam champion he seemed set to become as an extravagantly-talented junior. Federer is seeded No. 2 as he bids for a 20th Grand Slam singles title.
Djokovic, reaching for a record seventh Australian Open title but inactive since his early, pained exit from Wimbledon six months ago, has oozed contentment since arriving fresh but untested. She also talked about her return to the tennis court and why she does not want Alexis Jr.to follow her career path as a professional tennis player.
Seven-time champion Williams announced last week she wouldn't defend her title, saying she was "super close" but not quite ready to compete so soon after becoming a mother. Martina Navratilova, who, like Court, is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, is one of the more prominent figures who have called for a change. The Belarusian has been forced to remain in California after the presiding judge over her case ruled that her son couldn't leave California until the case has been resolved which has forced Azarenka to skip tournaments despite being fit to play.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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