The best tennis players in the world go to battle in the first Grand Slam tournament in the 2022 season. The upcoming Australian Open is associated with the issue of the unvaccinated Novak Djokovic, who was granted permission to participate in the tournament at the last minute, and was then threatened with deportation for a few days. from the territory of Australia. Ultimately, the Serb will most likely fight in Melbourne for his 10th AO title. Hubert Hurkacz and Kamil Majchrzak are among his potential rivals. In the women’s competition, Poland will be represented by Iga Świątek, Magda Linette and Magdalena Fręch.
Iga Świątek was seeded in AO with “7”. This means that the tennis player from Raszyn will face lower ranked players until the quarter-finals. The first rival of Świątek, who was eliminated in the semi-finals of the tournament in Adelaide a few days ago, will be a qualifier whose name we will know after the qualifying rounds are over. It can be much more interesting in the next rounds. Already in the third match, Polka can play with Magda Linette, who went to the same quarter. In turn, in the 1/4 finals he can hit the tournament “two” Aryna Sabałenka.
In turn, Hubert Hurkacz was seeded with number 10. Our best tennis player will also compete with players from lower places in the ATP ranking in the first few matches. The first rival of Hurkacz will be Jegor Gerasimow. The big hit is possible already in the fourth round, in which “Hubi” can fight Rafael Nadal!
Kamil Majchrzak, currently ranked 107th in the ATP ranking, will face Andreas Seppi. The 55th world tennis player Magda Linette will play AO Anastasia Sevastova in the first round, and Magdalena Fręch will play against Simona Halep.
As reported by Reuters, the AO draw was delayed by several dozen minutes due to uncertainty whether the Australian government will once again cancel the visa of the ATP leader, Novak Djokovic. Ultimately, the Serb’s name was also drawn, and his first rival on the way to winning the 10th title in Melbourne is his compatriot Miomir Kecmanović.
Matches with Poles in the 1st round of the Australian Open:
- Iga Świątek – qualifier
- Magda Linette – Anastasija Sevastova
- Magdalena Fręch – Simona Halep
- Hubert Hurkacz – Jegor Gerasimow
- Kamil Majchrzak – Andreas Seppi