Nick Kyrgios is arguably Australia’s finest likelihood at Grand Slam success following his monumental 2022.
However he’s going to need to do it the arduous approach after seedings for the 2023 Australian Open had been unveiled forward of the official draw.
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Wimbledon’s choice to ban Russian and Belarussian gamers has value Kyrgios dearly with the Canberra native being handed the twentieth seed, marginally forward of his doubles accomplice Thanasi Kokkinakis who’s the twenty third seed.
The 27-year-old Kyrgios would have been a lot larger than 20 if not for Wimbledon having been stripped of its factors.
He’s not the one Aussie to undergo from the choice as Australia’s primary feminine participant fell out of the seedings completely.
Ajla Tomljanovic produced a surprising 2022 marketing campaign, however a minor harm which pressured her to overlook the United Cup has value her.
If the seedings and draw had been performed at first of the 12 months, Tomljanovic would have been in however in the long run she missed out by two rating spots.
With a number of high-profile withdrawals, Tomljanovic will likely be hoping for just a few extra to fall out in any other case she’ll be liable to being drawn towards a high seed within the opening spherical.
The Australian Open draw for 2023 will happen right this moment at 3pm (AEDT)
The excellent news for Kyrgios and Kokkinakis nevertheless is they can not face a fellow top-32 seed till the third spherical and neither can face a top-eight seed till the fourth spherical.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023 SEEDINGS
Males: 1. Rafael Nadal, 2. Casper Ruud, 3. Stefanos Tsitsipas, 4. Novak Djokovic, 5. Andrey Rublev, 6. Felix Auger-Aliassime, 7. Daniil Medvedev, 8. Taylor Fritz, 9. Holger Rune, 10. Hubert Hurkacz, 11. Cameron Norrie, 12. Alexander Zverev, 13. Matteo Berrettini, 14. Pablo Carreno Busta, 15. Jannik Sinner, 16. Frances Tiafoe, 17. Marin Cilic, 18. Lorenzo Musetti, 19. Karen Khachanov, 20. Nick Kyrgios, 21. Denis Shapovalov, 22. Borna Coric, 23. Alex de Minaur, 24. Diego Schwartzman, 25. Roberto Bautista Agut, 26. Dan Evans, 27. Miomir Kecmanovic, 28. Grigor Dimitrov, 29. Francisco Cerundolo, 30. Sebastian Korda, 31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, 32. Yoshihito Nishioka
Girls: 1. Iga Swiatek, 2. Ons Jabeur, 3. Jessica Pegula, 4. Caroline Garcia, 5. Aryna Sabalenka, 6. Maria Sakkari, 7. Coco Gauff, 8. Daria Kasatkina, 9. Veronika Kudermetova, 10. Madison Keys, 11. Paula Badosa, 12. Belinda Bencic, 13. Danielle Collins, 14. Beatriz Haddad Maia, 15. Petra Kvitova, 16. Anett Kontaveit, 17. Jelena Ostapenko, 18. Liudmila Samsonova, 19. Ekaterina Alexandrova, 20. Barbora Krejcikova, 21. Martina Trevisan, 22. Elena Rybakina, 23. Zhang Shuai, 24. Victoria Azarenka, 25. Maria Bouzkova, 26. Elise Mertens, 27. Irina-Camelia Begu, 28. Amanda Anisimova, 29. Zheng Qinwen, 30. Karolina Pliskova, 31. Kaia Kanepi, 32. Jil Teichmann.
You may watch the official Australian Open draw unfold reside on the match’s official YouTube channel.