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Australian Open – draw: German duel for Alexander Zverev, huge task for Andrea Petkovic

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A high hurdle is also waiting for Tatjana Maria. The Bad Saulgauerin faces the two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Maria Sakkari from Greece in round one.

The German number two in the men, Jan-Lennard Struff, will meet the US Open quarter-finalist Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands – Dominik Koepfer will face Carlos Taberner from Spain.

Oscar Otte has to deal with wildcard starter Chun-hsin Tseng from Taiwan, while Peter Gojowczyk plays against the French Benjamin Bonzi.

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As things stand at the moment, only nine German professionals have made it into the main field of the first Grand Slam event of the season – six men and three women.

Djokovic before Serbian duel

Although the participation of defending champion Novak Djokovic is still open, the superstar’s first-round opponent has also been determined.

Djokovic gets – should he be allowed to compete – to do with compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic. The two Serbs first faced each other. In 2021 Djokovic defeated the current number 78 in the world in the quarter-finals in Belgrade 6-1 and 6-3.

An overview of matches with German participation:


  • Alexander Zverev (Hamburg / No.3) – Daniel Altmaier (Kempen)
  • Jan-Lennard Struff (Warstein) – Botic van de Zandschulp (Netherlands)
  • Dominik Koepfer (Furtwangen) – Carlos Taberner (Spain)
  • Oscar Otte (Cologne) – Tseng Chun Hsin (Taipei)
  • Peter Gojowczyk (Munich) – Benjamin Bonzi (France)
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber (Augsburg) – Marco Cecchinato (Italy)


  • Angelique Kerber (Kiel / No. 16) – Kaia Kanepi (Estonia)
  • Andrea Petkovic (Darmstadt) – Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic / No. 4)
  • Tatjana Maria (Bad Saulgau) – Maria Sakkari (Greece / No. 5)


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