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When will Australian Open 2018 begin?
Australian Open 2018 will begin from Monday, January 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia and will continue till Sunday, January 28, 2017. Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded second while World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is seeded first in the tournament.Where is Australian Open 2018 is being played?
The Australian Open 2018 is played on hardcourt surface at Melbourne Park. The matches are played in its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the Margaret Court Arena followed by outside courts.
What time does the Australian Open begin?
The Australian Open is split into two sessions with the Day session beginning at 11:00 am local time or 0530 am as per Indian Standard Time (IST). The evening session will begin at 7 pm local time and 1.30 pm IST. The highly anticipated opening match of first-seeded Rafael Nadal against Victor Estrella Burgos will be played in the night session on Monday. Nick Kyrgios will also play his first round match in the same session. The only Indian in the singles draw – Yuki Bhambri takes on Marcos Baghdatis on Court 8 with the match expected to begin at 10 am IST.
Which TV channel will telecast the Australian Open 2018 LIVE?
The Australian Open 2018 will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD, Sony Six and Sony Sony Six HD. The pre-show will start at 0515 hrs IST on Monday morning.
How do I live stream Australian Open 2018?
The Australian Open 2018 will be live streamed on SonyLiv app and website. You can also track progress of the Australian Open 2018 on IndianExpress.com as we will bring you all the updates and action from Melbourne.
“I play down my chances just because I don’t think a 36-year-old should be a favourite of a tournament,” he said.
“It should not be the case. That’s why I see things more relaxed at a later stage of my career,” added the world number two, who is looking to win a 20th Grand Slam title.
“I feel like maybe somebody like a Rafa, with the year that he’s had, and Novak, with the six titles he’s had here, even if it’s unknown how he’s feeling, they could very well be the favourites too.”
Federer will begin his 20th Australian Open campaign on Tuesday against world number 51 Aljaz Bedene, the former Briton who returned to playing under the Slovenian flag on 1 January.
Asked about the seeming glut of injuries at the top of the men’s game, with fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka another whose participation was in doubt and Kei Nishikori of Japan absent with a wrist injury, Federer put it down mainly to “coincidence”.
“The players and their trainers and the tour and everybody should try their very best to make sure they can avoid injuries,” he added.
“Is that by playing less? Is that by training different? Is that by playing a different schedule? Whose responsibility is it at the end of the day?
“I think it’s the players. Sometimes you do get unlucky. Like a soccer team, sometimes you have seasons where more guys are hurt than others.”
Federer himself came into last year’s tournament off the back of a six-month injury lay-off, making his eventual triumph all the more remarkable.
He went on to add an eighth Wimbledon title later in the year and returned to second in the rankings, behind only Spaniard Nadal.
World No.1 Simona Halep’s lack of a clothing sponsor lead Law to ask whether she had to ‘go to the shops’ for her outfits and she revealed she had gone a different route to get kitted out.
Her contemporary on the men’s side – Rafael Nadal – was focus personified, while the defending champion Federer looked full of the joys of returning to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs. He’s even convinced himself that he’s an underdog here this fortnight.
Johanna Konta and Nick Kyrgios seem to have won some new friends in the media room this weekend. Sloane Stephens rather less so.
And all the players have been asked about whether they agree with Billie Jean King that the Margaret Court Arena should be renamed in light of her comments about same-sex marriage, and whether they would consider refusing to play on the court until it is changed.
The Australian Open gets underway at midnight and will be live on Eurosport, with radio commentary available on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.
The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout the Australian Open, in association with Telegraph Sport and Eurosport.
Tomic’s previous controversies
Tomic was fined $15,000 (£11,581) at last year’s Wimbledon for saying he was “bored” and feigning injury during his defeat by Mischa Zverev of Germany.
It was the latest in a number of incidents during a professional career that began in 2008.
Tomic was criticised for ruling himself out of the Rio 2016 Olympics because of an “extremely busy” schedule, a year after he was dropped by Tennis Australia – for a second time – from their Davis Cup squad.
He was left out in 2015 after accusing the governing body of abandoning him following hip surgery in 2014, but has since returned to the team.
Further questions were raised about his attitude when he held his racquet by the strings when facing match point in a Madrid Open tie last year.
Tomic’s career has also been affected by off-court controversy.
In July 2015, he was charged with resisting arrest and trespassing by police in the United States after refusing to leave a hotel room.
And his father, John, was sentenced to eight months in prison for assaulting his son’s training partner before the 2013 Madrid Open.