2018 AO Draw Analysis

First Quarter: We'll call this the Nadal/Cilic quarter. Nadal is set to see Estrella Burgos, then maybe Leo Mayer R2, perhaps Coric (who's beaten Nadal twice) or Dzhumer R3, and a fourth-rounder against the likes of Isner or Dogopolov. If the Spaniard can get through that bracket, he's into the QF. Granted, his knee is …

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The Return of Djokovic

Postponed. I have been looking forward to addressing his return as a first post back, as a welcomed sight of a tennis great the tour badly needs, as a handy framework with which to preview 2018. Perfect timing, Mubadala exhibition, pre - Doha, Auckland and Brisbane tennis. The news of Novak's continued elbow soreness is …

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