Australia’s leading lights in the men’s singles draw will have to do some giant-killing if they’re to make deep runs at Melbourne Park over the next fortnight.
As previously mentioned, Nick Kyrgios could potentially face No.2 seed and last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev in the second round, but Alex de Minaur and Thanasi Kokkinakis have also been handed tough paths.
De Minaur, the top-ranked Australian in the men’s draw as the No.32 seed, will face Italian phenom Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, which will be no easy task.
Meanwhile, Thanasi Kokkinakis, who has been in fine form in the lead-up to the Australian Open, could face Rafael Nadal in the second round.
All to do for the Aussie men in the next two weeks, it seems.