Despite a possible deportation by the Australian Government, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in the world ranking, was included by the organizers of the Australian Open in the draw for the contest, which was held an hour late compared to what It planned.

Djokovic, nine times champion of the tournament, will have a difficult debut, as his first rival will be his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic, a dangerous and rising player. In the eventual quarters he would play the Italian Matteo Berrettini, while the winner of the supposed clash between the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the German Alex Zverev could cross it in the semifinals.

For his part, Nadal will make his debut against the American Marcos Giron, while the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (13th in the ranking) will make his debut against the Serbian Filip Krajinovic. (39th.), According to the draw that took place in Melbourne, waiting for Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to rule on Djokovic’s stay in the country.

As for the other Argentines who will take part in the contest, which will begin next Monday in the city of Melbourne, the Rosario Federico Delbonis (42nd) will play against the Spanish Pedro Martínez (61st), the Rosario Federico Coria (64th) will do it before Frenchman Gael Monfills (19th), Rosario Facundo Bagnis will face Chilean Cristian Garín (18th), Buenos Aires Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (81st) will play against a qualifying opponent and Buenos Aires Sebastián Báez (95th) will collide with Spanish Albert Ramos Viñolas (44th).



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