Australian Open 2018 draw: Men's and women's brackets announced

Australian Open 2018 draw: Men's and women's brackets announced

While defending champion Roger Federer has looked in peerless form, lifting the Hopman Cup in the start to his season, Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin del Potro and David Goffin in the second half of the 2017 season showed that he is not actually unbeatable.

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

The trio, along with Canadian prodigy Denis Shapovalov, flamboyant Korean Hyeon Chung, Russian dynamos Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov, Croatia's next-gen star Borna Coric and seemingly Australian teenage summer sensation Alex de Minaur head the list of potential grand slam champions in the future.

The seedings have gone largely according to the ATP world rankings, although Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori are out injured and women's champion Serena Williams opted not to play after giving birth in September.

Below, we have taken a look at the most pertinent Opta facts ahead of the first grand slam of 2018.

"I had three or four days in bed and it threw me back a little bit but I think it's enough time to get the body back". But you do not name a building after her. Would you be naming a new building after her now?

Djokovic and Wawrinka, though, are yet to demonstrate that they have fully recovered from the respective elbow and knee injuries that have sidelined the pair since August.

16 times Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal will be the top seed for the Men's Singles. "I don't want to know who I play other than just seeing the sheet at the end and knowing who my first-round opponent is".

Players will also be able to claim 50 percent of their prize money if they pull out before their first match, an incentive designed to allow a replacement to play instead. She has also failed to progress beyond the first round in the last two editions.

Tempestuous Australian 17th seed Nick Kyrgios, is in the same section of the draw and faces Brazil's 100th-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva.

"Defending a title the very first time is the hard part... if you don't win, it's all dramatic but later on in life you take it as it comes, try your best and if it works out, great but if it doesn't, it just doesn't".

Nadal could face world number six Marin Cilic of Croatia in the quarter-finals.

While clay is his best surface, the consistency he has usually shown indicates that he can have a chance to go deep at a Major if fully fit and raring to go.

"He lets the losses roll off his back, there's no tension there".