By Jonathan Jurejko BBC Sport at Melbourne Park Johanna Konta’s best result at the Australian Open was reaching the semi-finals in 20162020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.American teenager…

By Jonathan Jurejko

BBC Sport at Melbourne Park

Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta’s handiest result on the Australian Originate used to be reaching the semi-finals in 2016
2020 Australian Originate
Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 February
Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports activities Extra and on-line; Live textual teach material on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.

American diminutive one Coco Gauff will again face Venus Williams within the well-known round of a Truly helpful Slam after the pair admire been drawn collectively on the Australian Originate.

Gauff, 15, launched her arrival on the greatest stage by beating 39-year-weak Williams, a seven-time Truly helpful Slam singles winner, at Wimbledon in July.

Britain’s Johanna Konta, seeded 12th, will play Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.

In the males’s scheme, British 30th seed Dan Evans meets American Mackenzie McDonald in Melbourne.

Evans, 29, is taking part in in his first Slam as Britain’s leading male player and can face Serbia’s defending champion Novak Djokovic within the third round.

Djokovic, who’s aiming for a document-extending eighth title, does no longer admire the simplest opener after being drawn against Germany’s world number 37 Jan-Lennard Struff.

The necessary Truly helpful Slam of the year begins on Monday.

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Swiss huge Roger Federer has been drawn within the same half of as Serbia’s 2d seed Djokovic, which ability the pair also can meet within the semi-finals.

Federer, 38, starts against American Steve Johnson and has a favourable-taking a look for scheme, though Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov – who memorably beat the Swiss within the US Originate quarter-finals in September – and Canada’s thrilling talent Denis Shapovolov are possible opponents sooner than the quarter-finals.

Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal plays against Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien within the well-known round, with the opportunity of a blockbuster fourth-round match against Australia’s Gash Kyrgios.

The pair have not always considered leer-to-leer and met in a dramatic 2d-round match at Wimbledon final year, the set Kyrgios tried to rattle Nadal with constant complaints about the Spaniard’s leisurely play.

British number two Cameron Norrie plays Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his opening match, while Kyle Edmund – who reached the semi-finals in Melbourne two years ago nonetheless has dropped to 69th on the planet – has a fancy opener against Serbia’s 24th seed Dusan Lajovic.

Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev, taking a look for to rob his first Truly helpful Slam after reaching the 2019 US Originate final, has been pitched against unhealthy American floater Frances Tiafoe, who reached the quarter-finals final year.

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