The Australian Open, which will start Monday, presents an opportunity for world number no. 1 Rafael Nadal to dethrone reigning champion and world no. 2 Novak Djokovic, who has seven titles at Melbourne Park.
Meanwhile in the women's draw, local Ashleigh Barty, who won the French Open and the WTA Finals last year and ended the year as world no. 1, will start as title favorite.