12/01/2023 03:06 PM | Click to read full article
Defending champion Rafael Nadal has been handed a tough draw for the 2023 Australian Open that gets underway on Monday (16 January). Novak Djokovic, his closest rival in the quest for most major titles, has been placed in the other half meaning they can only meet in the final. With World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz missing due to injury, Nadal takes the top seed and starts against Britain’s promising Jack Draper.