When is the Australian Open 2018 draw?

Australia Open 2018

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When is the Australian Open 2018 draw? Start time, seeds and more The men’s draw will be without two of the game’s leading names with Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori both pulling out last week. Click To Tweet

Organisers had feared that they might be joined by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka with all three yet to play a competitive match in 2018.

However, none of them has withdrawn at this stage although Wawrinka remains the most likely after pulling out of an exhibition earlier today with a shoulder problem.

Meanwhile the major absence from the women’s draw is Serena Williams, who deemed four months not long enough to return to the top of her game after becoming a mother for the first time.


Opening Time

When is the Australian Open 2018 draw? Normally, the draw would take place on the  before the tournament. A new tennis season starts Jan 15 with the 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne.

However, tournament organisers have brought it forward by 24 hours and will hold it on Thursday night in Melbourne.

Because of the time difference, proceedings will get underway at 8am UK time with Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova just two of the stars expected to be present.


Open Table

Australian Open 2018 seeds – men’s singles

Pablo Carreno Busta, Jan. 11.

Pablo Carreno Busta
Source: tipbetting  Pablo Carreno Busta March Date  Jan. 11 2018

Juan Martin del Potro, 13.

Juan Martin del Potro
Source: tipbetting Juan Martin del Potro March Date Jan. 13 2018

Roberto Bautista Agut, 21.

Roberto Bautista Agut
Source: atpwordtour Roberto Bautista Agut  – March Date – Jan 21, 2018.

Albert Ramos Vinolas, 22.

Albert Ramos Vinolas
Source: atpwordtour Albert Ramos Vinolas – March Date – Jan 22, 2018.

 

Australian Open 2018 seeds – women’s singles


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