Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Federer
In addition to the trio, Dominic Theme of Canada, Denil Medvedev of Russia, Stephanos Sitsipas of Greece, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Beretani, Robtour Bautista Agut and Gayle Monfils will also present their claim.
Three tennis stalwarts – Rafael Nadal of Spain, Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland – will play in the first Grand Slam Australian Open of the year in January next year. Djokovic will attempt to win the title for a record eighth time next year. The Australian Open is scheduled to be held from 20 January to 7 February.
In addition to these three, Dominic Theme of Canada, Denil Medvedev of Russia, Stephanos Sitsipas of Greece, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Beretani, Roberto Bautista Agut, and Gayle Monfils will also present their claim.
Three-time Olympic champion Peter Snell is no more, he has a special record in his name
A total of 104 players got direct entry into the singles main draw in the men and women category. Eight players got entry via wildcard. There will be 16 players who will make it to the main draw through qualifying which runs from 8 to 11 January.
All the top 50 male and top 50 female players, except Victoria Azarenka, have confirmed to play in the first Grand Slam Australia Open tennis tournament of the season to be held in Melbourne Park in January. World number one male player Rafael Nadal and number one female player .
Ashleigh Barty will be the top-ranked players in the 115th season of the tournament, to be held from January 20 to February 7. Former world number three player Yuan Martin del Potro will return to the court with this tournament.
Badminton: Lakshya Sen in the final of Bangladesh International Challenge
Seven-time winner Serena Williams is eyeing the 24th Grand Slam title, so that she will match Margaret Court’s all-time record. Two-time champion Azarenka, however, withdrew from the tournament before the deadline for entries expired on Saturday for unclear reasons.