World’s best set for Australian Open 2022

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Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic headline stellar player fields set to compete at Melbourne Park for Australian Open 2022, the first Grand Slam event of the season.

World No.1 Barty, who will attempt to become the first local player to win an Australian Open singles title in 44 years, leads a women’s field featuring all of the world’s top 40.

Defending champion Djokovic will play for an incredible 10th Australian Open trophy — and a men’s record 21st major singles title — and will be the favourite in a draw which showcases 49 of the world’s top 50 including world No.2 Daniil Medvedev, who beat top-ranked Djokovic in this year’s US Open final.

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is expected to return to action and will target a fifth career major singles title; and reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu will make her Australian Open debut, with the British teenager up to a career-high ranking of No.19.

Rafael Nadal, tied with Djokovic at 20 career major singles titles, will compete for the first time since August, while AO 2020 finalist Dominic Thiem will make his comeback after a six-month break to heal a wrist injury.

A notable absentee on the men’s side is 16th-ranked Roger Federer, who continues his rehabilitation following knee surgery. Fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka, the AO 2014 winner, will also miss the event as he too recovers from surgery.

World No.41 Serena Williams will not contest the women’s draw, with the seven-time AO champion withdrawing following advice from her medical team.

“While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I need to be physically to compete,” Williams said.

“Melbourne is one of my favorite cities to visit and I look forward to playing at the AO every year. I will miss seeing the fans, but am excited to return and compete at my highest level.”

Also withdrawing is 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. The young Canadian star is taking a break from the tour, before targeting a comeback later in 2022.

Australian Open 2022 main draw entry list

WOMEN

 

 

MEN

 

 

1

Ashleigh Barty

AUS

1

Novak Djokovic

SRB

2

Aryna Sabalenka

BLR

2

Daniil Medvedev

RUS

3

Garbiñe Muguruza

ESP

3

Alexander Zverev

GER

4

Karolina Pliskova

CZE

4

Stefanos Tsitsipas

GRE

5

Barbora Krejcikova

CZE

5

Andrey Rublev

RUS

6

Maria Sakkari

GRE

6

Rafael Nadal

ESP

7

Anett Kontaveit

EST

7

Matteo Berrettini

ITA

8

Paula Badosa

ESP

8

Casper Ruud

NOR

9

Iga Swiatek

POL

9

Hubert Hurkacz

POL

10

Ons Jabeur

TUN

10

Jannik Sinner

ITA

11

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

RUS

11

Felix Auger-Aliassime

CAN

12

Sofia Kenin

USA

12

Cameron Norrie

GBR

13

Naomi Osaka

JPN

13

Diego Schwartzman

ARG

14

Elena Rybakina

KAZ

14

Denis Shapovalov

CAN

15

Elina Svitolina

UKR

15

Dominic Thiem

AUT

16

Angelique Kerber

GER

17

Cristian Garin

CHI

17

Petra Kvitova

CZE

18

Aslan Karatsev

RUS

18

Jessica Pegula

USA

19

Roberto Bautista Agut

ESP

19

Emma Raducanu

GBR

20

Pablo Carreno Busta

ESP

20

Simona Halep

ROU

21

Gael Monfils

FRA

21

Elise Mertens

BEL

22

Nikoloz Basilashvili

GEO

22

Cori Gauff

USA

23

Taylor Fritz

USA

23

Belinda Bencic

SUI

24

John Isner

USA

24

Leylah Fernandez

CAN

25

Daniel Evans

GBR

25

Jennifer Brady

USA

26

Reilly Opelka

USA

26

Daria Kasatkina

RUS

27

Lorenzo Sonego

ITA

27

Victoria Azarenka

BLR

28

Grigor Dimitrov

BUL

28

Jelena Ostapenko

LAT

29

Karen Khachanov

RUS

29

Danielle Collins

USA

30

Marin Cilic

CRO

30

Tamara Zidansek

SLO

31

Lloyd Harris

RSA

31

Veronika Kudermetova

RUS

32

Carlos Alcaraz

ESP

32

Karolina Muchova

CZE

33

Dusan Lajovic

SRB

33

Ekaterina Alexandrova

RUS

34

Alex de Minaur

AUS

34

Camila Giorgi

ITA

35

Ugo Humbert

FRA

35

Marketa Vondrousova

CZE

36

Alexander Bublik

KAZ

36

Sara Sorribes Tormo

ESP

37

Fabio Fognini

ITA

37

Jil Teichmann

SUI

38

Frances Tiafoe

USA

38

Sorana Cirstea

ROU

39

David Goffin

BEL

39

Liudmila Samsonova

RUS

40

Marton Fucsovics

HUN

40

Shelby Rogers

USA

41

Sebastian Korda

USA

42

Yulia Putintseva

KAZ

42

Filip Krajinovic

SRB

43

Viktorija Golubic

SUI

43

Tommy Paul

USA

44

Clara Tauson

DEN

44

Federico Delbonis

ARG

45

Ajla Tomljanovic

AUS

45

Albert Ramos-Vinolas

ESP

47

Ann Li

USA

46

Benoit Paire

FRA

48

Tereza Martincova

CZE

47

Kei Nishikori

JPN

49

Katerina Siniakova

CZE

48

Ilya Ivashka

BLR

50

Marta Kostyuk

UKR

49

James Duckworth

AUS

51

Alison Riske

USA

50

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

ESP

52

Anhelina Kalinina

UKR

51

Jan-Lennard Struff

GER

53

Jasmine Paolini

ITA

52

Laslo Djere

SRB

54

Petra Martic

CRO

53

Soonwoo Kwon

KOR

55

Camila Osorio

COL

54

Dominik Koepfer

GER

56

Madison Keys

USA

55

Mackenzie McDonald

USA

57

Magda Linette

POL

56

Jenson Brooksby

USA

58

Madison Brengle

USA

57

Botic van de Zandschulp

NED

59

Alizé Cornet

FRA

58

Arthur Rinderknech

FRA

60

Irina-Camelia Begu

ROU

59

Lorenzo Musetti

ITA

61

Mayar Sherif

EGY

60

Pedro Martinez

ESP

62

Shuai Zhang

CHN

61

Alexei Popyrin

AUS

63

Arantxa Rus

NED

62

Gianluca Mager

ITA

64

Sloane Stephens

USA

63

Federico Coria

ARG

65

Nuria Parrizas Diaz

ESP

64

Benjamin Bonzi

FRA

66

Ana Konjuh

CRO

65

Tallon Griekspoor

NED

67

Donna Vekic

CRO

66

Marcos Giron

USA

68

Alison Van Uytvanck

BEL

67

Hugo Gaston

FRA

69

Anastasia Potapova

RUS

68

Brandon Nakashima

USA

70

Anastasija Sevastova

LAT

69

Miomir Kecmanovic

SRB

71

Jaqueline Cristian

ROU

70

Milos Raonic

CAN

72

Heather Watson

GBR

71

Adrian Mannarino

FRA

73

Kaia Kanepi

EST

72

John Millman

AUS

74

Caroline Garcia

FRA

73

Borna Coric

CRO

75

Greet Minnen

BEL

75

Jordan Thompson

AUS

76

Andrea Petkovic

GER

76

Facundo Bagnis

ARG

77

Clara Burel

FRA

77

Jaume Munar

ESP

78

Amanda Anisimova

USA

78

Stefano Travaglia

ITA

79

Varvara Gracheva

RUS

79

Roberto Carballes Baena

ESP

80

Saisai Zheng

CHN

80

Kevin Anderson

RSA

81

Maryna Zanevska

BEL

81

Yoshihito Nishioka

JPN

82

Beatriz Haddad Maia

BRA

83

Jiri Vesely

CZE

83

Nadia Podoroska

ARG

84

Daniel Altmaier

GER

84

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

SVK

85

Steve Johnson

USA

85

Elena-Gabriela Ruse

ROU

86

Peter Gojowczyk

GER

86

Rebecca Peterson

SWE

87

Richard Gasquet

FRA

87

Vera Zvonareva

RUS

88

Alex Molcan

SVK

88

Lauren Davis

USA

89

Thiago Monteiro

BRA

89

Marie Bouzkova

CZE

90

Juan Manuel Cerundolo

ARG

90

Oceane Dodin

FRA

91

Pablo Andujar

ESP

91

Anna Bondar

HUN

92

Corentin Moutet

FRA

92

Aliaksandra Sasnovich

BLR

93

Nick Kyrgios

AUS

93

Kristina Mladenovic

FRA

94

Mikael Ymer

SWE

94

Bernarda Pera

USA

95

Emil Ruusuvuori

FIN

95

Claire Liu

USA

96

Tennys Sandgren

USA

96

Panna Udvardy

HUN

97

Henri Laaksonen

SUI

97

Danka Kovinic

MNE

98

Pablo Cuevas

URU

97SR*

Kirsten Flipkens

BEL

99

Sebastian Baez

ARG

98

Kristina Kucova

SVK

100

Marco Cecchinato

ITA

99

Astra Sharma

AUS

101

Oscar Otte

GER

100

Dayana Yastremska

UKR

102

Andreas Seppi

ITA

100SR*

Tatjana Maria

GER

103

Holger Rune

DEN

101

Kaja Juvan

SLO

104

Ricardas Berankis

LTU

102

Xinyu Wang

CHN

105

Denis Kudla

USA

103

Zarina Diyas

KAZ

106

Feliciano Lopez

ESP

104

Magdalena Frech

POL

108

Sam Querrey

USA