2024 Australian Open Men's Draw With Djokovic, Alcaraz, Sinner & More

2024 Australian Open Men's Draw With Djokovic, Alcaraz, Sinner & More

by Erik Virostko

The 2024 Australian Open men's draw was released, and the fans will be happy to find many exciting matchups in it.

Running from January 14th to 28th, 2024, with the first-ever Sunday start, the 2024 Australian Open, is shaping up to be one of the most exciting tournaments in a very long time, even though Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from the event.

Even without the 22-time Grand Slam champion in the draw, there are still many exciting storylines to follow during the first major of the new season, and his rival's bid to win record-extending 11th title will be one of them.

Novak Djokovic is without a doubt the biggest favourite heading into the tournament, and his fans will be hoping that his wrist injury scare is a thing of the past as the top seed enters his title defense.

As the first seed at the tournament, Djokovic will start against a qualifier in the first round. He will certainly look only at his following match, and as players often say, "take it one match at a time" but if he wanted to have a look on the other side of the draw, he would see the name of his possible final challenger, Carlos Alcaraz.

As the second seed, the young Spaniard naturally appears on the other side of the draw, and it will be his first appearance in Melbourne Park since 2022 when he was forced to withdraw from the last year's event.

In his first match since third-round loss to Matteo Berrettini in 2022, the young Spaniard will take on Richard Gasquet, who will want to challenge the second seed, who was beaten by Alex de Minaur in a charity match at the Rod Laver Arena.

Even though Djokovic and Alcaraz will certainly be the two of the most followed players at the event, there are many more names to keep an eye on, and two of them are certainly the third and the fourth seeds, Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner.

The Russian knows how it feels to play the final in Melbourne, however, he doesn't know how it feels to win a trophy at the Australian Open. He will try to change that in 2024, starting against a qualifier in the opening round.

On the other hand, Sinner is yet to play a major final in his career, but after a breath-taking end of his 2023 campaign, he will be one of the favourites to win in Australia, but Botic van de Zandschulp will want to prove him wrong in the first round.

With four main favourites being the top four seeds, there are also many players that could be considered dark horses, and one of them is certainly Alexander Zverev, who carried Germany to the United Cup win.

The German will be the sixth seed at the tournament, and he'll start against fellow compatriot Dominik Koepfer in the first round. Stefanos Tsitsipas, on the other hand, is the last year's finalist, and he will want to repeat, or even improve, his feat this year, starting the tournament against Matteo Berrettini.

The list of title contenders would be just too long as there are currently many players on the ATP Tour who are really competitive, and the draw also includes names such as Holger Rune, Andrey Rublev, Hubert Hurkacz, and Ben Shelton, so be sure to check out the full draw below to see all of the first-round matches and further possible matchups.

2024 Australian Open Men's Draw:

1. Novak Djokovic (1)
2. Qualifier
3. Alexei Popyrin
4. Marc Polmans
5. Yannick Hanfmann
6. Gael Monfils
7. Andy Murray
8. Tomas Martin Etcheverry (30)
9. Adrian Mannarino (20)
10. Stan Wawrinka
11. Alexander Shevchenko
12. Jaume Munar
13. Christopher O'Connell
14. Cristian Garin
15. Roberto Bautista Agut
16. Ben Shelton (16)
17. Taylor Fritz (12)
18. Facundo Diaz Acosta
19. Roberto Carballes Baena
20. Borna Gojo
21. Fabian Marozsan
22. Marin Cilic
23. Qualifier
24. Francisco Cerundolo (22)
25. Lorenzo Musetti (25)
26. Benjamin Bonzi
27. James Duckworth
28. Luca Van Assche
29. Aleksandar Vukic
30. Jordan Thompson
31. Matteo Berrettini
32. Stefanos Tsitsipas (7)
33. Jannik Sinner (4)
34. Botic van de Zandschulp
35. Qualifier
36. Pedro Cachin
37. Daniel Elahi Galan
38. Jason Kubler
39. J.J. Wolf
40. Sebastian Baez (26)
41. Frances Tiafoe (17)
42. Borna Coric
43. Tomas Machac
44. Qualifier
45. Alejandro Tabilo
46. Qualifier
47. Daniel Altmaier
48. Karen Khachanov (18)
49. Alex de Minaur (10)
50. Milos Raonic
51. Matteo Arnaldi
52. Adam Walton
53. Pavel Kotov
54. Arthur Rinderknech
55. Qualifier
56. Nicolas Jarry (18)
57. Sebastian Korda (29)
58. Qualifier
59. Quentin Halys
60. Qualifier
61. Christopher Eubanks
62. Taro Daniel
63. Thiago Seyboth Wild
64. Andrey Rublev (5)
65. Holger Rune (8)
66. Yoshihito Nishioka
67. Laslo Djere
68. Arthur Cazaux
69. Arthur Fils
70. Jiri Vesely
71. Roman Safiullin
72. Tallon Griekspoor (28)
73. Ugo Humbert (21)
74. Qualifier
75. Zhizhen Zhang
76. Federico Coria
77. Denis Shapovalov
78. Qualifier
79. Qualifier
80. Hubert Hurkacz (9)
81. Grigor Dimitrov (13)
82. Marton Fucsovics
83. Sebastian Ofner
84. Thanasi Kokkinakis
85. Maximillian Marterer
86. Nuno Borges
87. Constant Lestienne
88. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23)
89. Felix Auger-Aliassime (27)
90. Dominic Thiem
91. Alexandre Muller
92. Qualifier
93. Patrick Kypson
94. Emil Ruusuvuori
95. Qualifier
96. Daniil Medvedev (3)
97. Alexander Zverev (6)
98. Dominik Koepfer
99. Soonwoo Kwon
100. Qualifier
101. James McCabe
102. Alex Michelsen
103. Bernabe Zapata Miralles
104. Jiri Lehecka (32)
105. Cameron Norrie (19)
106. Juan Pablo Varilals
107. Dusan Lajovic
108. Qualifier
109. Max Purcell
110. Qualifier
111. Albert Ramos-Vinolas
112. Casper Ruud (11)
113. Tommy Paul (14)
114. Gregoire Barrere
115. Marcos Giron
116. Jack Draper
117. Miomir Kecmanovic
118. Yosuke Watanuki
119. Rinky Hijikata
120. Jan Lennard Struff (24)
121. Alexander Bublik (31)
122. Qualifier
123. Mackenzie McDonald
124. Juncheng Shang
125. Daniel Evans
126. Lorenzo Sonego
127. Richard Gasquet
128. Carlos Alcaraz (2)


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