Australian Open draw: Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova the star attractions in new format

Australian Open draw: Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova the star attractions in new format
 

Federer, the defending men’s champion, will start the tournament as favourite with Andy Murray out and doubts over the fitness of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Sharapova, who won the event in 2008, returns to Melbourne for the first time since she was banned for failing a drug test in 2016.
Traditionally the draw is held on the Friday prior to the event but organisers have moved it forward to Thursday to give it extra attention.
Federer and Sharapova will learn their first-round opponents and journey to the final alongside a panel of tennis experts including Australian tennis legend Todd... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Sport, Views: 33
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