Australian Open 2019: Men’s singles draw
The Australian Open 2019 is the first Grand Slam of the year and a chance to see if your favourite players are performing at the highest level.
Famously, Roger Federer won the men’s singles last year and will be looking to make this his 100th tournament victory by winning again this year. If Novak Djokovic wins he’ll pass Pete Sampras’ total of 15 Grand Slam singles titles and move him to 3rd on the all time list behind Federer (20) and Nadal (17).
Djokovic is hoping to become the 8th man in history to win at least 7 titles at any Grand Slam event, while Federer, who has won 8 Wimbledon titles, has the chance to become the first man in history to win at least 7 titles at 2 different Grand Slam events.
Rafael Nadal holds the record for most titles at the same Grand Slam tournament with 11 Roland Garros titles. Nadal is looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win each of the 4 Grand Slam titles twice.
At 37 years 172 days Federer would become the first man to win 5 Grand Slam titles after turning 30. By winning here last year, Federer joined Laver and Ken Rosewall at the top of the list for most Grand Slam titles won after turning 30. Nadal, aged 32 years 238 days, is hoping to join Federer, Laver and Rosewall at the top of the list. Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic are the only other active players to have won multiple major titles after turning 30.
At 21 years 282 days, No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev would become the youngest Australian Open men’s singles champion since Djokovic won the title here in 2008 aged 20 years 250 days. He would also become the youngest Grand Slam champion since Del Potro won the title at the 2009 US Open aged 20 years 355 days.
The Spaniard Feliciano Lopez is appearing at his 68th consecutive Grand Slam singles event, extending his record for the longest streak of Open Era Grand Slam singles appearances.
Good luck to all the players. Now enjoy the full draw for the Men’s Singles event at this year’s Australian Open:
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