Australian Open 2018 draw live stream: WATCH as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal learn fate Rafael Nadal will come in as top seed thanks to his world No 1 ranking, hoping to go one step further than 2017 when he squandered a 3-1 lead in the final to allow Roger Federer to take a five-set win.
The Swiss came under the radar as a No 17 seed last year after six months off, but will be at the very bottom of the draw this time around as the tournament’s No 2.
In the women’s singles, the defending champion Serena Williams is absent having given birth just four months ago and deeming herself not fit enough to mount a proper challenge.
Instead, world No 1 Simona Halep will start as top seed while No 3 and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza faces a fitness battle after withdrawing from two consecutive tournaments.
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