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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 12:30 am

Novak Djokovic drawn against Miomir Kecmanovic at Australian Open amid visa uncertainty - Erie News Now

Novak Djokovic drawn against Miomir Kecmanovic at Australian Open amid visa uncertainty - Erie News Now
By CNN staff

Rafael Nadal, who is tied with Djokovic and Roger Federer on 20 grand slam singles titles, is seeded sixth and scheduled to face American Marcos Giron in the first round.Two-time grand slam champion Barty's best performance at her home grand slam came in 2020 when she reached the semifinals.Other grand slam champions in this year's draw include Iga Swiatek, Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep; Emma Raducanu and Sloane Stephens, US Open winners from 2021 and 2017 respectively, have been drawn against each other in the first round.By CNN staff The Australian Open draw took place after an unexplained delay of more than an hour on Thursday, with top seed Novak Djokovic facing fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round.

Djokovic, looking to win his 10th Australian Open title in Melbourne this month, is waiting for Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke to decide whether to revoke his reinstated visa ahead of the tournament.Last year, the Australian Open was delayed until February due to the pandemic.

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