Young gun Zverev had little luck in his first Australian Open draw as a top five seed with either Wawrinka, who plays Ricardas Berankis, or Novak Djokovic potentially standing in his path in the quarter-finals.
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"It feels great. Obviously I was waiting for this moment for six months to get out on the court and play a match", Djokovic said. Beer and history lovers can visit the family-owned Cantillon brewery to observe the brewing process that hasn't changed in over a hundred years. "Tennis is full of variables every single week: temperature, humidity, racket tension, balls, court surface, court speed, and then because the sport is so much more physical, you have to train harder".
The mercurial Australian ended his season in October after revealing the reoccurrence of a hip injury he suffered at the Queen's Club championships.
"I don't say I'm at 100 percent, I can only say that when I get the feel of a tournament".
1 ranking, Becker replied: 'A year ago, it would be a great surprise, but I think we underestimate their qualities as tennis players, but especially their passion and love for the game. For those who value the culinary arts, Bruges is also home to a chocolate museum, a museum dedicated to potato fries and the world's first beer pipeline. The World No 24 pulled out of the Sydney International before also withdrawing from the Australian Open after not having fully recovered from his injury.
Nadal begins his campaign against Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic while Roger Federer takes on Slovenian Aljaz Bedene.
The top 32 players in the draw are seeded, meaning they can't meet until the third round, while the top 16 can't meet each other until the fourth round and so on, with the first and second seeds unable to meet until the final.
As for Federer, it is business as usual in his pursuit of a remarkable 20th grand slam.
Now ranked No47, she could face the 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the second round, Angelique Kerber - the 2016 champion - in the third round and, potentially, Garbine Muguruza, the Wimbledon champion, in the fourth round. The American is 5th in the seeding.
"It's a new era and will be like adapting to a different routine". The 2014 winner has also been sidelined for four months following knee surgery, but the Swiss could prove too strong for Roberto Bautista Agut (20). "No, there's no chance".
Australia's sole men's seed, Nick Kyrgios, takes on Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva.