Not a bad draw for Nadal. Should have little problems until R4 where it looks like he will then have Kyrgios. QF likely be Thiem and SF likely Medvedev. I don’t see him winning if he has to overcome all those obstacles however. He didn’t look in great form in the ATP cup, losing 5 of 7 sets in the knockout stages.
Federer probably has the best draw, he’s got the weakest of the top 8 seeds in Berrettini but has a potential R4 meeting with Dimitrov or Shapovalov.
Looks like the schedule is really stacked against Nadal in Australia as he plays a day after Djokovic and Federer despite being the top seed.
Looks like the protocol Boycott was talking about is merely a figment of his imagination.
Unsurprisingly Federer gives the evening session in the cooler temperatures, he has received preferential treatment in Australia for a number of years. Doesn’t help that there is a conflict of interests with tournament director Craig Tiley regarding Federer.
Oh I know, he could have a meltdown here in the next 5 minutes and lose this match. I think with the fund raising he is doing for the people affected by the fires in Australia may motivate him at least for this tournament.