Nadal will open against Victor Estrella Borgos followed by the Mayer-Jarry winner.
There is also the question of the sport's ability to police itself credibly, which will soon be back in the spotlight with the lengthy and costly Independent Review of Integrity, created to investigate potential match fixing and corruption, expected to recommend this year that the game combine its anti-doping and anti-corruption organizations into a single independent entity. However, doubts remain over his fitness and whether he has the longevity to win seven five set matches in two weeks.
The most notable aspect of his return was that Djokovic - whose consultant coach Andre Agassi is due to arrive on Saturday - has slightly remodelled his serve, shortening his action and cutting short his takeback.
Players have complained that the tour is too hectic but they are forced to play in maximum tournaments to keep their ranking where it is. As much as Federer and Nadal fed off each other, it was not until last January that the dynamic of their match-up evolved into a more complex cat and mouse game.
Will Djokovic be a contender in Melbourne?
But now it is time for the main course. Beer and history lovers can visit the family-owned Cantillon brewery to observe the brewing process that hasn't changed in over a hundred years.
"Roger is proving that age is just a number and if you look after your body and mind, you're fresh, you're inspired and you're motivated, you have a balanced life, that's what happens". Maybe the stars have aligned to prove once and for all how consequential Djokovic's quest has always been.
This was Nadal's first match in a while.
'I think it will be Federer, I have to give it to him.
"That was my sort of dream, not the kids bit".
Federer beat Rafael Nadal in the final here last year on his return from six months on the sidelines and is seeded No. 2 as he bids for a 20th Grand Slam singles title.
Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Richard Gasquet of France at the Kooyong Classic exhibition in Australia.
He's been most successful at Wimbledon (eight major titles), but he's won the same number of titles in Australia (five) as at the US Open.
Will the real Next Gen please stand up?
In a women's tuneup, Hopman Cup winner Belinda Bencic beat 16-year-old Wang Xinyu of China 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.
Considering the level of difficulty he has had to cope with, it is all the more astonishing.
Now ranked No47, she could face the 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the second round, Angelique Kerber - the 2016 champion - in the third round and, potentially, Garbine Muguruza, the Wimbledon champion, in the fourth round.
Third seed Grigor Dimitrov and fifth seed David Goffin must face qualifiers whose identities are yet to be determined, while Marin Cilic, seeded sixth, faces Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun. If you make a trip to Tomorrowland, do visit the MoMU for some eccentric fashion inspiration.
The British No3 will face Dutchwoman Bibiane Schoofs in the second round with three victories needed for a place in the main draw.
Conte had sacrificed the most creative player on the pitch for a work-horse midfielder who offers little in front of goal. Were Allegri to take over at Stamford Bridge, there would be the same handover that took place at Juventus in 2014.
Longtime partner Stedman Graham told The Los Angeles Times " she would absolutely do it " if it were the will of the people. You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers".
We will, of course, update with any details and bring you our first impressions of these new TVs as soon as we set eyes on them. With its new range of TVs, LG's focus has been on the under the hood upgrades rather than a radical design change.
Alabama's walk-off touchdown for its latest championship win will certainly dominate much of college football's offseason. Nearly no one could have predicted Tagovailoa's first meaningful game action to come in the national championship.
Only Saban , whose football genius is undisputed, could pull it off by switching out Hurts for Tua Tagovailoa at halftime. Alabama's game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the national championship game was one that will forever be remembered.
But he said the company later threatened to bring a lawsuit against him under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. ARM Holdings said it's working with Intel, AMD and operating system vendors to address the problem.
If Bellis can make it into can make it past the third round then it will be a true demonstration of her potential. Fresh from winning the Brisbane International, local hope Nick Kyrgios is up against Rogerio Dutra-Silva.
Thus far, Intel has insisted that Krzanich's sale of company stock was unrelated to any revelations regarding the security flaws. Intel has bore the brunt of the initial fallout because at first it was reported that only its chips were affected.
But Georgia couldn't take advantage of their good fortune, and the loss will haunt the program and second-year coach Kirby Smart . Though he has UGA a win away from its first national title since 1980, the trend doesn't favor him prevailing.
The title sees players stranded on a "cursed" island, rescuing other shipwrecked passengers and fighting off the island's beasts. Payday 2Popular 4vE crime shooter Payday 2 is on its way to the Nintendo Switch with a host of brand new content.
Trump on Twitter on Thursday called the book "phoney" and "full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist". These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth , if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book.
To access the update, Windows 10 users should find their settings menu, tap "Update and Security", then tap "Check for Updates". This attack allows a program to access the memory, and thus also the secrets, of other programs and the operating system.
Leipzig Ready to Complete Keita Liverpool Deal Early
At Anfield they have quietly been rather stingy, only conceded four Premier League goals in 11 games this season. The Kops triggered the midfielder's £48 million release clause in an advanced deal, effective from July 1, 2018.
Intel Says Patches For Chip Issue Could Have Flaws
Meltdown and Spectre have been discovered in computer chips in billions of computers, smartphone and tablets across the world. To install the update manually, open Settings Update and Security and select " Check for updates " option.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ launched in India for Rs32,900
Additionally, the Private Folder feature makes it into the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) to give users some additional privacy. It supports facial recognition as well although it's not as high-profile as the technology on-board the Galaxy S8.
Intel CEO sold shares before chip security flaw disclosed
Then there's the additional step of updating web browsers and other program, which every computer user should do regardless of OS. As any company would have done, Intel is also trying to curb the rising talks about Kzranich's emergency financial move.
Trump tweets support for anti-government protesters in Iran
Watch Milani's full interview in the above video . "The rich now heedlessly flaunt their wealth", emphasizing the economic divide. In September 1978, he flew by helicopter over the capital, to see about half a million people denouncing him in the streets.
Record Breakers Man City Stopped By Crystal Palace
The main focus is still on whether City can go the season unbeaten, matching Arsenal's Invincibles from 2003-04. This was your moment Andros Townsend. "But my feeling now is that he's an Arsenal player and he will be".
A genuine desire for revolution — Iran protests
According to Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran's Interior Minister, the unemployment rate in some parts of the country is over 60%. In comments posted to his official website, the Ayatollah appeared to blame foreign nations for exacerbating the unrest.
Stretchered off against Southampton
In the Belgian's absence, they lacked an outlet from open play. "Of course I think it was a penalty". It was a gamble which paid off as Southampton kept their first clean sheet in 12 games.
Mo Salah comes to Liverpool's rescue again
He joined the Foxes in a non-league record deal worth £1 million with his career since going on from strength-to-strength. The 26-year-old will become the most expensive defender of all-time when he joins the Merseyside giants on Tuesday.