Five players are set to utilize their Protected Ranking in tennis for the 2024 Australian Open.

Returns to tennis at Brisbane International, preparing for the 2024 Australian Open. Out of action since early last year, falling outside the top 600.


Making a comeback after a break since September 2022. Opts for PR entry at No.46 after not playing for a year and a half. Targets a third Australian Open title.

2. Naomi Osaka

2014 US Open champion Falls outside the top 600, entering the 2024 Australian Open with PR at No.21. Previously reached the final in Melbourne in 2018.

3. Marin Cilic

   - Former World No.3 played in 2023 Wimbledon and US Open with PR (No.33). Missed 2022 season; ranks at World No. 318. Aiming for success in Melbourne.

4. Milos Raonic

 Had a promising 2023 season cut short by injury. World No. 109 but chooses PR entry at No.27 over qualifiers for the 2024 Australian Open.

5. Denis Shapovalov

PR in tennis aids athletes recovering from long-term injuries. Enables immediate return to pre-injury competition level, irrespective of current ranking.

Inclusive Provision for Both Genders: PR extends to female players on maternity breaks, ensuring a fair opportunity for return.

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