AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2022: ONES TO WATCH
The Australian Open Men’s draw has largely belonged to two men since the early 2000’s – Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer.
However, this year's tournament means more than just a win. Federer, Nadal & Djokovic are tied at the top, each having won 20 grand slam titles in their respective careers.
With both Federer & Djokovic now confirmed to not be in attendance at this year’s tournament, all eyes will be on Nadal in the race to 21!
The women’s draw is a little more open, with the William’s sisters not present.
However, with home favourite Ash Barty at current world number 1, and Naomi Osaka’s long-awaited return, it’ll be a nail-biting tournament you won’t want to miss!
Here are Sport 24’s ones to watch & their respective world rankings at this year’s Australian Open - some familiar, and some up & coming faces to look out for...