The 2020 Australian Open official draw took place at Margaret Court Arena on Thursday.

Novak, a record seven-time AO champion, is no.2 seed. He will open title defence campaign on Monday, when he meets world no.37 Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany (H2H 2-0).

In the second round, Djokovic will play against the winner of the match between Tatsuma Ito (JPN, #144) and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND, LL, #122).

The earliest seed he could face is no.30, Daniel Evans (GBR), in round three.

Novak’s potential opponents in the later stages of the tournament:

Fourth round: Diego Schwartzman (ARG, 14), Dusan Lajovic (SRB, 24)

Quarter-finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 6), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 9), Benoit Paire (FRA, 21), Marin Cilic (CRO)

Semi-finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 3), Matteo Berrettini (ITA, 8), Fabio Fognini (ITA, 12), Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 13), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 18)

Final: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 1), Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 4), Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5), Alexander Zverev (GER, 7), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 15)

Novak has won seven of his 16 Grand Slam titles in Melbourne (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019).

Last year, he beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final to claim a record seventh Australian Open title.

The year’s first Grand Slam tournament starts on January 20.

Photo: The Australian

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