Nadal Returns: The entry list for the Australian Open 2024 disclosed

The entry list for the Australian Open 2024 singles has been unveiled, featuring top-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek. Defending her 2023 title, world No.2 Aryna Sabalenka joins Djokovic in the quest for his 11th Australian Open men’s singles title at Melbourne Park.

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Nadal and Osaka mark their comebacks in Australian Open 2024

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are poised for their Grand Slam comebacks as they secure spots in the entry list for the forthcoming Australian Open 2024.

Both players will mark their returns at the Brisbane International, a precursor to the main tournament at Rod Laver Arena.

Nadal earned his place in the Australian Open 2024 through a Protected Ranking, alongside Marin Cilic of Croatia, Denis Shapovalov of Canada, Milos Raonic, Reilly Opelka of the USA, and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

Contrastingly, Osaka earned her spot through a Special Ranking, alongside Jennifer Brady, Amanda Anisimova, Shelby Rogers, Caty McNally from the USA, Angelique Kerber from Germany, and Australia’s Ajila Tomlanovic.

Nadal, in contrast, has been absent from the tennis scene since his early exit in the second round of the Australian Open earlier this year. Additionally, he withdrew from the French Open 2023, resulting in him dropping out of the top 100 rankings for the first time in two decades.

On the flip side, Osaka will stage her comeback after embracing motherhood in July of this year. The 26-year-old has been absent from professional tennis since the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in September 2022.

Similarly, Kerber, who welcomed her child with partner Franco Bianco in February, is also making her return. Her last appearance was at the 2022 Wimbledon, where she exited in the Round of 32.

The women’s draw for the Australian Open 2024 comprises 99 direct entries, while the men’s draw features 97. The top seeds in the tournament are Iga Swiatek and Novak Djokovic.

Aryna Sabalenka, the defending champion who triumphed over Elena Rybakina in the final last year, holds the second seed in the women’s draw.

The Australian Open 2024 will take place from January 14 to January 28.

The last players directly accepted into the main draws are Americans Alex Michelsen and Claire Liu, ranked No.97 and No.99 respectively.

Australian Open 2024 List

*SR – Special Ranking

*PR – Protected Ranking

WomenMen  
1Iga SwiatekPOL1Novak DjokovicSRB 
2Aryna Sabalenka 2Carlos AlcarazESP 
3Coco GauffUSA3Daniil Medvedev  
4Elena RybakinaKAZ4Jannik SinnerITA 
5Jessica PegulaUSA5Andrey Rublev  
6Ons JabeurTUN6Stefanos TsitsipasGRE 
7Marketa VondrousovaCZE7Alexander ZverevGER 
8Karolina MuchovaCZE8Holger RuneDEN 
9Maria SakkariGRE9Hubert HurkaczPOL 
10Barbora KrejcikovaCZE9PR   Rafael NadalESP 
11Beatriz Haddad MaiaBRA10Taylor FritzUSA 
12Madison KeysUSA11Casper RuudNOR 
13Jelena OstapenkoLAT12Alex de MinaurAUS 
14Petra KvitovaCZE13Tommy PaulUSA 
14SRJennifer BradyUSA14Grigor DimitrovBUL 
15Qinwen ZhengCHN15Karen Khachanov  
16Liudmila Samsonova 16Frances TiafoeUSA 
18Daria Kasatkina 17Ben SheltonUSA 
19Veronika Kudermetova 18Cameron NorrieGBR 
20Caroline GarciaFRA19Nicolas JarryCHI 
21Ekaterina Alexandrova 20Ugo HumbertFRA 
22Victoria Azarenka 21Francisco CerundoloARG 
23Donna VekicCRO21PRMarin CilicCRO 
24Magda LinettePOL22Adrian MannarinoFRA 
25Elina SvitolinaUKR23Tallon GriekspoorNED 
26Sorana CirsteaROU24Sebastian KordaUSA 
27Anhelina KalininaUKR25Jan-Lennard StruffGER 
28Anastasia Potapova 26Alejandro Davidovich FokinaESP 
29Elise MertensBEL27Lorenzo MusettiITA 
30Jasmine PaoliniITA27PRDenis ShapovalovCAN 
31Lesia TsurenkoUKR28Sebastian BaezARG 
31SRAngelique KerberGER29Felix Auger-AliassimeCAN 
32Emma NavarroUSA30Tomas Martin EtcheverryARG 
33Sofia KeninUSA31Jiri LeheckaCZE 
33SRAjla TomljanovicAUS32Alexander BublikKAZ 
34Marie BouzkovaCZE33Laslo DjereSRB 
35Leylah FernandezCAN33PRMilos RaonicCAN 
36Xinyu WangCHN33PRReilly OpelkaUSA 
37Lin ZhuCHN34Christopher EubanksUSA 
38Karolina PliskovaCZE35Aslan Karatsev  
39Marta KostyukUKR36Arthur FilsFRA 
40Petra MarticCRO37Borna CoricCRO 
41Linda NoskovaCZE38Daniel EvansGBR 
42Martina TrevisanITA39Roman Safiullin  
43Varvara GrachevaFRA40Alexei PopyrinAUS 
44Caroline DolehideUSA41Mackenzie McDonaldUSA 
45Katerina SiniakovaCZE42Andy MurrayGBR 
46Sloane StephensUSA43Sebastian OfnerAUT 
46 SRNaomi OsakaJPN44Matteo ArnaldiITA 
47Sara Sorribes TormoESP45Max PurcellAUS 
48Elisabetta CocciarettoITA46Lorenzo SonegoITA 
49Peyton StearnsUSA47Yoshihito NishiokaJPN 
50Anna Blinkova 48Alexander Shevchenko  
51Arantxa RusNED49Stan WawrinkaSUI 
51SRShelby RogersUSA50Botic van de ZandschulpNED 
52Danielle CollinsUSA51Yannick HanfmannGER 
53Camila GiorgiITA52Dusan LajovicSRB 
54Tatjana MariaGER53J.J. WolfUSA 
55Katie BoulterGBR54Miomir KecmanovicSRB 
56Mirra Andreeva 55Jordan ThompsonAUS 
57Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 56Daniel AltmaierGER 
58Mayar SherifEGY57Roberto Bautista AgutESP 
59Greet MinnenBEL58Zhizhen ZhangCHN 
60Clara BurelFRA59Marton FucsovicsHUN 
61Lucia BronzettiITA60Marcos GironUSA 
61SRAmanda AnisimovaUSA61Jack DraperGBR 
62Alycia ParksUSA62Aleksandar VukicAUS 
63Magdalena FrechPOL63Roberto Carballes BaenaESP 
64Rebeka MasarovaESP64Fabian MarozsanHUN 
65Paula BadosaESP65Thanasi KokkinakisAUS 
66Ana BogdanROU66Nuno BorgesPOR 
67Bernarda PeraUSA67Pavel Kotov  
68Yulia PutintsevaKAZ68Christopher O’ConnellAUS 
69Nadia PodoroskaARG69Emil RuusuvuoriFIN 
70Lauren DavisUSA70Pedro CachinARG 
71Xiyu WangCHN71Rinky HijikataAUS 
71SRCaty McNallyUSA72Borna GojoCRO 
72Yanina WickmayerBEL73Benjamin BonziFRA 
73Anna Karolina SchmiedlovaSVK74Gael MonfilsFRA 
74Elina Avanesyan 75Taro DanielJPN 
75Irina-Camelia BeguROU76Richard GasquetFRA 
76Anna Kalinskaya 77Dominik KoepferGER 
77Yue YuanCHN78Tomas MachacCZE 
78Camila OsorioCOL79Thiago Seyboth WildBRA 
79Viktoriya TomovaBUL80Bernabe Zapata MirallesESP 
80Taylor TownsendUSA80Soonwoo KwonKOR 
81Ashlyn KruegerUSA81Alexandre MullerFRA 
82Clara TausonDEN82Cristian GarinCHI 
83Tamara KorpatschGER83Juan Pablo VarillasPER 
84Viktorija GolubicSUI84Gregoire BarrereFRA 
85Zhuoxuan BaiCHN85Alejandro TabiloCHI 
86Laura SiegemundGER86Jaume MunarESP 
87Emina BektasUSA87Constant LestienneFRA 
88Diana Shnaider 88Federico CoriaARG 
89Kayla DayUSA89Albert Ramos-VinolasESP 
90Cristina BucsaESP90Luca Van AsscheFRA 
91Jaqueline  CristianROU91Maximilian MartererGER 
92Aliaksandra Sasnovich 92Matteo BerrettiniITA 
93Linda FruhvirtovaCZE93Daniel Elahi GalanCOL 
94Diane ParryFRA94Dominic StrickerSUI 
95Nao HibinoJPN94PRJiri VeselyCZE 
97Oceane DodinFRA95Facundo Diaz AcostaARG 
98Jodie BurrageGBR96Arthur RinderknechFRA 
99Claire LiuUSA97Alex MichelsenUSA
Australian Open 2024 List

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