Roger Federer has won the Australian Open six times. Most recently 2018. This year he wants to fill the seven, at the same time replacing Novak Djokovic as defending champion – and now carrying his 21st Grand Slam title home.
But that takes two weeks of top-level tennis. The draw on Thursday morning shows: Roger Federer is in the same half of the tableau as Djokovic! That means: The two tennis giants could meet in the semi-finals.
In the first round, the number three Federer against Steve Johnson (30, ATP 81) from the USA has to play. After that, his opponents could
Stan Wawrinka’s first hurdle is Damir Dzumhur (27, ATP 92).
Record winner Djokovic (seven titles), who calls Rafael Nadal his biggest rival of all time in the live draw, is aiming for number 17 major triumph. He first takes on the German Jan-Lennard Struff (29, ATP 37).
Rafael Nadal is number one. The Spaniard could catch up to Federer’s 20 Grand Slam trophies. He played his first match against Hugo Dellien (26, ATP 72).
For women, the tournament for Belinda Bencic (number 6) starts with the duel against Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Jil Teichmann gets to do with the Russian world number 26 Ekaterina Alexandrowa.
You can find the complete overview of the men’s draws in the picture section above.