By Ros Satar

  • Ahead of the Australian Open 2020 draw, we take a look at who the seeds will be at this year’s Australian Open
  • Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka will return to mount their title campaigns
  • We break down who is where, and who they could face at this year’s Australian Open.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – The first Slam of the year is almost here and ahead of the draw, we have a look at who will be seeded for this year’s Australian Open.

 

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The Seeds

[1] Rafael Nadal Ashleigh Barty

Top seeds and opposite from the No. 2 seeds.

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[2] Novak Djokovic Karolina Pliskova

Occupies the bottom place in the draw, opposite from the top seeds.

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[3] Roger Federer Naomi Osaka
[4] Daniil Medvedev Simona Halep

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 13-16 in the fourth round and 5-8 in the quarter-finals.

 

[5] Dominic Thiem Elina Svitolina
[6] Stefanos Tsitsipas Belinda Bencic
[7] Alexander Zverev Petra Kvitova
[8] Matteo Berrettini Serena Williams

Will face players seeded 25-32 in the third round, 9-12 in the fourth round and 1-4 in the quarter-finals.

 

[9] Roberto Bautista Agut Kiki Bertens
[10] Gael Monfils Madison Keys
[11] David Goffin Aryna Sabalenka
[12] Fabio Fognini Johanna Konta

Will face players seeded 17-24 in the third round and 5-8 in the fourth round.

 

[13] Denis Shapovalov Petra Martic
[14] Diego Schwartzman Sofia Kenin
[15] Stan Wawrinka Marketa Vondrousova
[16] Karen Khachanov Elise Mertens

Will face players seeded 17-24 in the third round and 1-4 in the fourth round.

 

[17] Andrey Rublev Angelique Kerber
[18] Grigor Dimitrov Alison Riske
[19] John Isner Donna Vekic
[20] Felix Auger-Aliassime Karolina Muchova
[21] Benoit Paire Amanda Anisimova
[22] Guido Pella Maria Sakkari
[23] Nick Kyrgios Dayana Yastremska
[24] Dusan Lajovic Sloane Stephens

Will face players seeded 9-16 in the third round.

 

[25] Borna Coric Ekaterina Alexandrova
[26] Nikoloz Basilashvili Danielle Collins
[27] Pablo Carreno Busta Wang Qiang
[28] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Anett Kontaveit
[29] Taylor Fritz Elena Rybakina
[30] Dan Evans Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
[31] Hubert Hurkacz Anastasija Sevastova
[32] Milos Raonic Barbora Strycova

Will face players seeded 1-8 in the third round.

 

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Men’s Singles

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The ATP Cup saw the World No. 1 and 2 go head to head and right now, Novak Djokovic is looking pretty formidable for the Slam that has become his wheelhouse. The old guard is still very much present and correct, but if there is a Slam begging for the young guns to take a stand, surely this is the place?

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Women’s Singles

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Remember when Serena Williams won when she was eight weeks pregnant, back in 2017 and we have been waiting for to finally at least equal Margaret Court’s record? This could be the year. She won her first title as a mother in Auckand and she has looked focused and fit.

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How to Watch/Follow the Australian Open

TV Eurosport (Subscription Required)
Live Stream Eurosport (Free trial with Amazon Prime)

 

The Australian Open 2020 takes place between 20 January to 2 February

 

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