2023 Australian Open: All The Favourites & Aussies To Look Out For
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— 16 January 2023

2023 Australian Open: All The Favourites & Aussies To Look Out For

— 16 January 2023
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

The 2022 Australian Open was a championship of epic proportions, with an all-Australian doubles final and the legend Rafael Nadal returning to his winning ways after entering the Grand Slam under an injury cloud. However, the 2023 Australian Open is set to be even more exciting, with both the men’s and women’s singles championships wide open with a number of favourites ready to claim the victory.

For the 2023 Australian Open, the Men’s Singles favourites have switched up a little from last year, with Novak Djokovic allowed to return following his ban from the competition in 2022 due to COVID-19 requirements, while the constant threats of Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev remain ever-present. In an announcement that opens up the men’s singles competition even further, the Spanish world number one Carlos Alcaraz pulled out of the first Grand Slam of the year due to an abdominal tear injury.

After a breakout performance in 2022, Nick Kyrgios remains up there as a favourite (with fellow Australian Alex de Minaur in the mix), alongside the Greek hero Stefanos Tsitsipas, Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime, and Dane Holger Rune. With the fan favourite Roger Federer retiring from the sport towards the end of last year, the 2023 Australian Open is lining up to be one of the most open in recent years.

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Men’s Singles Favourites:

  1. Novak Djokovic (ESP)
  2. Daniil Medvedev (SRB)
  3. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
  4. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)

Men’s Seedings:

  1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  2. Casper Ruud (NOR)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
  4. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  5. Andrey Rublev (N/A)
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
  7. Daniil Medvedev (N/A)
  8. Taylor Fritz (USA)
  9. Holger Rune (DEN)
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
  11. Cameron Norrie (GBR)
  12. Alexander Zverev (GER)
  13. Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
  14. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
  15. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  16. Frances Tiafoe (USA)
  17. Marin Cilic (CRO)
  18. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
  19. Karen Khachanov (N/A)
  20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
  21. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
  22. Borna Coric (CRO)
  23. Alex de Minaur (AUS)
  24. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
  25. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  26. Daniel Evans (GBR)
  27. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
  28. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  29. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG)
  30. Sebastian Korda (USA)
  31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
  32. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

In the Women’s Singles competition, the retirement of Ash Barty has also left the field wide open for a new Grand Slam champion, including the likes of Iga Swiatek from Poland, the Belarusian star Aryna Sabalenka and the former Tunisian world number two Ons Jabeur. Last year was a very good one for Iga Swiatek, moving up from 9th rank in the world at the start of 2022 and ending at number one after a record-breaking winning streak of 37 matches.

Of those that could offer a real threat against Swiatek is the American world number three Jessica Pegula, who beat the Polish star as recently as earlier this month. Other hopefuls include the current world number four Caroline Garcia from Italy and Coco Gauff and Barbora Krejcikova. With Ash Barty leaving the sport in 2022, no other Australian women have qualified for this Australian Open.

Women’s Singles Favourites:

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  2. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  3. Aryna Sabalenka (N/A)
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  5. Ons Jabeur (TUN)

Women’s Seedings:

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  2. Ons Jabeur (TUN)
  3. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  5. Aryna Sabalenka (N/A)
  6. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
  7. Coco Gauff (USA)
  8. Daria Kasatkina (N/A)
  9. Veronika Kudermetova (N/A)
  10. Madison Keys (USA)
  11. Paula Badosa (ESP)
  12. Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  13. Danielle Collins (USA)
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
  15. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  16. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  17. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  18. Liudmila Samsonova (N/A)
  19. Ekaterina Alexandrova (N/A)
  20. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
  21. Martina Trevisan (ITA)
  22. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
  23. Shuai Zhang (CHN)
  24. Victoria Azarenka (N/A)
  25. Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
  26. Elise Mertens (BEL)
  27. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM)
  28. Amanda Anisimova (USA)
  29. Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
  30. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  31. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  32. Jil Teichmann (SUI)

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au


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