Wawrinka says he's prepared for Aussie Open, knee not a fear

Wawrinka says he's prepared for Aussie Open, knee not a fear

Wawrinka says he's prepared for Aussie Open, knee not a fear

Chris Kermode, executive chairman of the men's tour, the Association of Tennis Professionals, promised a shake-up, although he accepted the players' reasons for withdrawing.In a separate rule change created to get matches started more quickly, warm-up times will be strictly enforced. "Actually we didn't have a chance to support each other today because we were playing nearly at the same time but it's always good to have a close friend from your country with you, to be with you, traveling with you, sharing everything", said the 27-year-old Safwat.

Aiava said she'd been in good form physically but, mentally, wasn't where she needed to be.

Djokovic had a contrasting 2017, starting at No. 2 but losing in a second-round upset at the Australian Open and not playing again after Wimbledon.

"I played better than I thought might happen [on Wednesday] and most importantly I played without pain".

Federer hailed Nadal for putting up a great fight in last year's Open.

There will be many that question the 30-year-old's chances of coming anywhere near to winning a record seventh Australian Open but the very fact he is going to be competing will prove an unwelcome sight for his main rivals.

"There was a doubt, especially after I pulled out of the first week of the year", said Djokovic, who had not played since retiring in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last July.

No extra Australian Open pressure for favourite Federer

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic arrived here one year ago as the top two seeds at the Australian Open. He's been out injured since Wimbledon but the fact that's he's won here six times, including his first Slam back in 2008, means he can not be ignored.

"I knew that I can not make it with only Futures so I had to step up my game and try to compete at a higher level", explains Maamoun.

Djokovic was shocked by retired Australian Lleyton Hewitt, who then went on to have match point against Nadal, only for the Spaniard to win through to the final.

"Roger, obviously, with the year he had is the favourite", he said. "I think that affects him mentally as well as physically", she said.

"So he's (number) one, I'm (number) two so that means we have six matches to play (to meet in the final)".

Elsewhere, all eyes will be on Maria Sharapova as she returns for only her second grand slam tournament since serving a drugs ban.

Of course, British fans want know if this will be the year when Johanna Konta [25.0] takes a giant leap and wins her first Slam.

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