Rafael Nadal discusses question on his toughest opponent at the Australian Open

Rafael Nadal remains coy on Novak Djokovic proposal after players meeting

He only took the flight south on a whim to see how his left knee would hold up in practice with the top men following surgery to fix severe cartilage damage in August. That in itself was a huge step forward.

"But I have to take a step back".

"Whenever I get asked that question, it always comes across in really kind of an nearly negative way instead of acknowledging how many great players we have", Johanna Konta, who reached the semifinals of Wimbledon a year ago, said in her pre-tournament news conference Saturday. That's something really good from my side, especially from the knee. "I wanted to play a couple of close competition matches". There's so many bittersweet memories from it, [it] kind of set up a great year for me.

Simona Halep, who was upset in the first round past year by American Shelby Rogers, and Caroline Wozniacki, who lost in the third round in 2017, were seeded one and two.

"There are three or four details that I have changed", Djokovic said. It was the latest stumble for the former world No 1 but his 2017 took a more serious downward turn in the summer when, after pulling out during his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych, he announced he would be taking the rest of the season off to rehabilitate an ongoing elbow problem. She said it didn't leave her enough time to feel confident of winning a major. And Nadal has plenty of previous when it comes to injuries.

"I mean, Roger and Rafa's year last year has shown age is just a number, especially in Roger's case", Djokovic said Saturday in his pre-tournament news conference. I've had the luxury of getting treated in my room at my hotel.

The market has been quite cautious regarding Djokovic winning quarter three as well (Alex Zverev is the main seed in this quarter), making him [2.14] on the Exchange, with Zverev at [4.0] to make the semi-finals. They can play great quality tennis.

"The depth in women's tennis I really do believe in the last few years has gotten so strong", she added. I played in Kooyong once. At 22, I felt the same.

"I am looking to have a good practice this afternoon, good practice tomorrow, and be ready for Monday". Which should strike a chord of fear into the hearts of the tournament organisers.

Winning the ATP Tour final in London past year should give him more belief in his abilities to battle the likes of Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic to win a first Grand Slam title.

"And it's good to see Ajla (Tomjlanovic) back, especially after the shoulder surgery, coming back, playing at the highest level again". The past records at the four Grand Slams of the generation in question instills little confidence in their abilities to crack open the draws at this year's majors.

He can take some credit for the vast improvement in Nadal's second serve, which helped the Spaniard win a 10th Roland Garros title without dropping a set and saw him blow away Kevin Anderson to lift the final major of the year in NY. Alexander Zverev, Germany; 5.

He won all his four singles matches as he and Belinda Bencic helped Switzerland lift the Hopman Cup in Perth. "So as a player, you like to set yourself goals".

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