Djokovic will play in the Tie-break Tens in Melbourne on Wednesday night, alongside world No.1 Rafael Nadal, who has also had injury concerns.
With many big ATP stars struggling with injuries, Thiem was able to stay fit throughout most the season and put in a solid season, though there were some moments where he looked like he was struggling. After being forced out of action for seven weeks following a surgery on his wrist, Raonic lasted just one game before picking up another injury when he was forced to retire in the second round of the Japan Open due to a calf strain.
But more so than the competition, it is the 36-year-old Federer's dominant play at this month's Hopman Cup, where he won all four of his singles matches and led Switzerland to the title, that gives him the edge.
"For the first time I have to play here at the Australian [Open] for the first tournament of the year". Federer, ranked No. 2 after a stellar 2017, is aiming to win his 20th major title.
Nadal withdrew from his first tour event of 2018, in Brisbane, with continuing knee problems, and has been getting in match practice in a Melbourne exhibition event this week ahead of Monday's start to the Open. Joining Nadal on that line of fitness questioning are Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori among others.
"I'm just excited going back to Melbourne where I had my fairytale run a year ago".
Reluctant Trump agrees to Iran nuclear deal a final time The administration accuses Larijani of being responsible for the violent crackdown on dissidents in Iran during recent protests . Trump has argued that Obama, a Democrat, negotiated a bad deal for the United States in agreeing to the nuclear accord.
Wawrinka, who defeated Rafael Nadal to win the 2014 Australian title, has slipped to nine in the world rankings, having not played since his first-round Wimbledon loss to Russian Daniil Medvedev in July. The defending champion returned to tennis after giving birth to daughter Olympia, at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship where she was beaten by French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.
"I was happy to be out there and I was focused on myself and trying to work on things myself", the 23-year-old said.
"Mentally, it's not there but, hopefully, I can get there all together by the first round".
Halep is probably the best placed to claim the first grand slam of the season, the Romanian cementing her number one status with a Shenzhen Open triumph.
Aiava said she'd been in good form physically but, mentally, wasn't where she needed to be.
The 16-time Grand Slam victor was far from his best in the exhibition encounter against a player he has beaten 15-0 on the ATP Tour in a rivalry dating back to junior days.
Randle spent most of the season using his superior athleticism to get the better of backup centers and power forwards as a scorer. As the year has played out, Ingram, Ball, and Kuzma have been earmarked as "untouchables", meaning that they won't be traded.
The technology was packed into a variety of smart home products, ranging from speakers and radios through to lamps and vacuum ... Several large video billboards around the conference centre are dedicated to advertising the Google Assistant.
This January 2017, photo provided by Kelly Weimer, shows Jim Mitchell, 89, with his wife, Alice Mitchell, 78, and their dog, Gigi. Sarah Ettman lives in the same neighbourhood and is frustrated with the public's criticism of people who didn't evacuate .
Fuellkrug netted the resulting penalty on 38 minutes, then hit the winning goal 15 minutes from time to complete his hat-trick. Mario Gomez celebrated his return to Stuttgart with a hand in the side's late goal to beat visiting Hertha Berlin 1-0.
No one in the Premier League waits for it to happen, and I thought first half (against Palace ) we were playing a bit like that. We are getting a good enough price on this bet and as a result that is the wager I am going to suggest.
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of SC , also present at the gathering, said he confronted the president over his racy comments . Bush, Obama and Trump , at the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, according to Vox.
In her Instagram post, Bella said she remembers a similar storm years ago, recalling how hard it was to rebuild afterward. He was later spotted spending quality time with Hailey Baldwin after Kenny J allegedly moved on to rapper A$AP Rocky.
A 28-year-old OH man was accused Wednesday of running the malware attack on thousands of computers, according to the U.S. He used the malware to learn passwords to other websites and download further private information from those platforms.
But the Frenchman was adamant that he's committed to seeing out his contract. "I've never questioned his commitment or attitude". Wenger also dismissed speculation that he could leave the club himself this summer if Arsenal have another disappointing season.
The insider JACOBS M CHRISTINE sold $157,500. 1 is equivalent to a Strong Buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a Strong Sell rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) earned "Buy" rating by Benchmark on Monday, November 7.
Texas Tech raids No. 2 Mountaineers
MINNEAPOLIS - Vincent Edwards scored 25 points in 29 minutes on 9-for-14 shooting for Purdue in its 13th consecutive victory. Joel Berry II hit two free throws with 7.1 seconds left as North Carolina earned its first ACC road victory of the season.
Eagles hold off Falcons to reach NFC title game
Foles and running back Corey Clement mishandled the handoff, and Foles actually pounced on the ball and dived into the end zone. The Falcons are favored to win in part due to Carson Wentz , the Eagles stellar quarterback, out with a knee injury.
Trump's most recent slur confirms he is a racist
Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment , but referred to Haiti as a "very poor and troubled country". Former VP Joe Biden also had choice words about Trump's language, tweeting, "It's not what a president should believe".
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu set to arrive in India today
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu landed in New Delhi India on Sunday morning [IL time]. Daniel Carmon, the Israeli ambassador to India, said that the Israeli-India ties would withstand any troubles.
Suspect arrested in slaying of Penn student in California
It was unclear how well Woodward and Bernstein knew each other in high school, or the nature of their relationship, Barnes said. Video from a pair of local television stations showed the suspect being led into the Orange County jail in handcuffs.
Pirates Trade Gerrit Cole to Astros
Cole is in his second year of arbitration eligibility, and players and management are set to swap salary figures Friday. A few days before Christmas, there was speculation that Cole was headed to the New York Yankees .