Australian Open 2021 Seeds: Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty Lead the Draw in Melbourne

Published 01/15/2021, 7:24 AM EST
A general view inside Rod Laver Arena at sunset during the Men’s Singles Final match betwen Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain during day 14 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


As the qualifiers are over, the wait for the Australian Open 2021 is now at its peak. The Grand Slam is just three weeks away, and fans are already very excited to see their superstars back in action. Recently, the management released the seeds of the Australian Open, and now it appears that the Slam is just inches away.

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Australian Open 2021 Seeds: Men’s singles

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will be starting as the top-seeded player and Rafael Nadal will follow him at the second seed. US Open 2020 winner Dominic Thiem will be the third seed, and the ATP Finals 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev will begin as the fourth seed.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point during his final singles match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day 10 of the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

As Roger Federer recently withdrew from the Grand Slam, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be at the fifth seed. However, the rest of the seeds go as per their ATP rankings.

The list of the seeds is as follows:

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Dominic Thiem
  4. Daniil Medvedev
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Andrey Rublev
  8. Diego Schwartzman
  9. Matteo Berrettini
  10. Gael Monfils
  11. Denis Shapovalov
  12. Roberto Bautista Agut
  13. David Goffin
  14. Milos Raonic
  15. Pablo Carreno Busta
  16. Fabio Fognini
  17. Stan Wawrinka 
  18. Grigor Dimitrov
  19. Karen Khachanov
  20. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  21. Alex de Minaur
  22. Borna Coric
  23. Dusan Lajovic
  24. Casper Ruud
  25. Benoit Paire
  26. Hubert Hurkacz
  27. Taylor Fritz
  28. Filip Krajinovic
  29. Ugo Humbert
  30. Dan Evans
  31. Lorenzo Sonego
  32. Adrian Mannarino

Australian Open 2021 Seeds: Ladies’ Singles

Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates winning match point in her singles match against Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine during the Fed Cup tie between Australia and Ukraine at the Canberra Tennis Centre on February 10, 2018, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has announced her comeback and thus would be the top-seeded player. Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka are next and occupy the second and the third seed, respectively. As World No. 10 Kiki Bertens is not playing, Serena Williams will be there at the tenth seed. US Open 2019 winner Bianca Andreescu is also making a comeback and will be the 8th seeded player.

The list of the seeds is as follows:

  1. Ashleigh Barty
  2. Simona Halep
  3. Naomi Osaka
  4. Sofia Kenin
  5. Elina Svitolina
  6. Karolina Pliskova
  7. Aryna Sabalenka
  8. Bianca Andreescu
  9. Petra Kvitova
  10. Serena Williams
  11. Belinda Bencic
  12. Victoria Azarenka
  13. Johanna Konta
  14. Garbine Muguruza
  15. Iga Swiatek
  16. Petra Martic
  17. Elena Rybakina
  18. Elise Mertens
  19. Marketa Vondrousova
  20. Maria Sakkari
  21. Anett Kontaveit
  22. Jennifer Brady
  23. Angelique Kerber
  24. Alison Riske
  25. Karolina Muchova
  26. Yulia Putintseva
  27. Ons Jabeur
  28. Donna Vekic
  29. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  30. Wang Qiang
  31. Zhang Shuai
  32. Veronika Kudermetova

Australian Open 2021 Seeds: Men’s Doubles

The Men’s doubles seeds are as follows:

  1. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah
  2. Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic
  3. Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos
  4. Wesley Koolhof and Lukasz Kubot
  5. Rajeev Ram and Jow Salisbury
  6. Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares
  7. Marcelo Melo and Horia Tecau
  8. Pierre Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut
  9. Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek
  10. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies
  11. John Peers and Michael Venus
  12. Henri Kontinen and Edouard Roger-Vasselin
  13. Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin
  14. Robin Haase and Oliver Marach
  15. Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan
  16. Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen

Aus Open 2021 Seeds: Women’s Doubles

The Women’s double seeds are as follows:

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  1. Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova
  2. Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic
  3. Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka
  4. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
  5. Nicole Melichar Demi Schuurs
  6. Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan
  7. Gabriela Dabrowski and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  8. Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara
  9. Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai
  10. Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk
  11. Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai
  12. Xu Yifan and Yang Zhaoxuan
  13. Hayley Carter and Luisa Stefani
  14. Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko
  15. Kirsten Flipkens and Andreja Klepac
  16. Anna Blinkova and Veronika Kudermetova

Thus, in three weeks, the fans will be able to witness the first Grand Slam of the year. As the seeds are out, they will soon get to know about the matches and routes as well. It’s time to watch some exciting tennis in 2021. However, there are some questions too. Will Rafa be able to go ahead of Federer in the Grand Slam tally or will Djokovic defend his title successfully? Will Williams get her hands on the 24th Grand Slam title or will Sabalenka continue her phenomenal run in Melbourne as well?

 

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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