The first day of Australian Open 2023 is behind us. Who of the players from the bottom half of man's draw can we see tomorrow?

At the top of the list above we can see Dominic Thiem, who won the US Open in 2020 and at the same time broke 14 tournaments win streak of players from the big three. Of course, we must remember that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were absent from this tournament due to health reasons, and the great favorite – Novak Djokovic, was defaulted for unsporting behavior in the fourth round match. The Austrian who has also had health problems recently, tries coming back to the top of tennis world. The first obstacle in Australia for Thiem is Andrey Rublev. The #5 seed is certainly the favorite against the Austrian, as well as the main candidate to advance to the quarterfinals and a potential duel with Novak Djokovic. Nick Kyrgios is out of the tournament due to an injury, which opens a formidable draw to R16 for one of the biggest sensations of last year - Holger Rune.

In section 6 is the main favorite of the tournament - Novak Djokovic, who has a chance to equal Rafael Nadal in the number of Grand Slam titles won. Other seeded players in this group are: Pablo Carreno Busta, Alex de Minaur, Grigor Dimitrov, who to advance to the quarter-finals must play to the maximum of their skills and hope that the champion from Serbia will have a weaker day, and also beat the other rivals.

Taylor Fritz made a very good impression during the United Cup, it seems that in 2023 the American can take the next step forward in his career. Not so long ago, we would have given Alexander Zverev more chances, but after the injury received at the last French Open, we do not know when the German will return to his top form and fight for his first Grand Slam title again. Nevertheless, the duel in the 4th round Fritz - Zverev is the most likely.

At the bottom of the tournament brackets we see some extremely interesting duels for the first round of the tournament. probably many fans who are in Melbourne that day will want to see live the duel Mateo Berretini - Andy Murray, as well as equally interesting for Australian fans match Thanasi Kokkinakis - Fabio Fognini. However, the highest seeded player from this group is Norwegian Casper Ruud, who earned the 2nd seed by his brilliant performance reaching two Grand Slam finals last year.