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Nadal and Swiatek lead seedings for 2023 Australian Open

The seedings for the 2023 Australian Open have been confirmed, with the men’s defending champion and the women’s No 1 leading the packs

Rafael Nadal January 10, 2023: RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) practising on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the 2023 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Sydney Low/Cal Sport Media (Zuma/Panoramic)

The seedings have been announced for the first Grand Slam of the year, with Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek the top seeds going into the Australian Open.

Nadal is also the defending champion – and nine-time winner Novak Djokovic is seeded fourth. The only other former Grand Slam champion in the top ten seeds is Daniil Medvedev, seeded seventh.

Australia’s highest hope comes in at seed No 20, Nick Kyrgios, followed quickly by Alex de Minaur, seeded 23rd.

Men

  1. Rafael Nadal ESP
  2. Casper Ruud NOR
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas GRE
  4. Novak Djokovic SRB
  5. Andrey Rublev
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime CAN
  7. Daniil Medvedev
  8. Taylor Fritz USA
  9. Holger Rune DEN
  10. Hubert Hurkacz POL
  11. Cameron Norrie GBR
  12. Alexander Zverev GER
  13. Matteo Berrettini ITA
  14. Pablo Carreno Busta ESP
  15. Jannik Sinner ITA
  16. Frances Tiafoe USA
  17. Marin Cilic CRO
  18. Lorenzo Musetti ITA
  19. Karen Khachanov
  20. Nick Kyrgios AUS
  21. Denis Shapovalov CAN
  22. Borna Coric CRO
  23. Alex de Minaur AUS
  24. Diego Schwartzman ARG
  25. Roberto Bautista Agut ESP
  26. Daniel Evans GBR
  27. Miomir Kecmanovic SRB
  28. Grigor Dimitrov BUL
  29. Francisco Cerundolo ARG
  30. Sebastian Korda USA
  31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina ESP
  32. Yoshihito Nishioka JPN

Last year’s champion Ash Barty has, of course, retired; last year’s runner-up Danielle Collins is seeded 13th. Former Grand Slam champions seeded in Melbourne include Petra Kvitova (15), Jelena Ostapenko (17), Barbora Krejcikova (20), Elena Rybakina (22) and Victoria Azarenka (24). WTA year-end champion Caroline Garcia is seeded fourth.

Women

  1. Iga Swiatek POL
  2. Ons Jabeur TUN
  3. Jessica Pegula USA
  4. Caroline Garcia FRA
  5. Aryna Sabalenka
  6. Maria Sakkari GRE
  7. Coco Gauff USA
  8. Daria Kasatkina
  9. Veronika Kudermetova
  10. Madison Keys USA
  11. Paula Badosa ESP
  12. Belinda Bencic SUI
  13. Danielle Collins USA
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia BRA
  15. Petra Kvitova CZE
  16. Anett Kontaveit EST
  17. Jelena Ostapenko LAT
  18. Liudmila Samsonova
  19. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  20. Barbora Krejcikova CZE
  21. Martina Trevisan ITA
  22. Elena Rybakina KAZ
  23. Shuai Zhang CHN
  24. Victoria Azarenka
  25. Marie Bouzkova CZE
  26. Elise Mertens BEL
  27. Irina-Camelia Begu ROU
  28. Amanda Anisimova USA
  29. Qinwen Zheng CHN
  30. Karolina Pliskova CZE
  31. Kaia Kanepi EST
  32. Jil Teichmann SUI
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