10 things to look forward to in the Australian Open 2020 (Part 3)

Young talent faces promising to surprise in Australia Open this year including Dominic Thiem – Austrian tennis player for two consecutive years to the final of Roland Garros (2018-2019), Stefanos Tsitsipas – Greek young stars ATP Finals 2019, Alexander Zverev – German tennis champion ATP Finals 2018, and Canadian tennis, Denis Shapovalov.

The rise of Russian players

The championship in Doha last week brought Andrey Rublev to the top 20 ATP for the first time at No. 18. Along with compatriots Daniil Medvedev (No. 4) and Karen Khachanov (No. 16), he is one of three representatives Russia is in the top 20 players in the world.

The last time in the top 20 appeared three Russian players at the end of March 2005 with names including Marat Safin (No. 4), Nikolay Davydenko (No. 15) and Mikhail Youzhny (No. 19).

Australia Open 2020 is the fifth Grand Slam tournament in a row where the 23-year-old Russian player leaps forward when ranking the seed at No. 4. From the No. 15 position in Melbourne Park in 2019, Medvedev has climbed to rank the seed of the digital seed. 5 in the US Open recently – where he reached runner-up. Earlier, the Russian player ranked No. 12 seed at Roland Garros and No. 11 at Wimbledon 2019.

Last year, Medvedev was the leader of the season in terms of victories (59 matches), number of finalists (9 matches) and number of ATP titles (4 championships).

Hope of the host country. The last Australian player to win the Grand Slam in Melbourne Park was Mark Edmondson in 1976. This year, the host country has high expectations for the No. 26 seed Nick Kyrgios, especially after young talent Alex de Minaur withdrew from the injury. injured abdominal muscles.

Last year, Kyrgios – who reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 Australian Open, stopped in the first round after losing to Milos Raonic.

Honor the Bryan twins. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan together won six Australian Open titles, and that record has not yet been broken. This year’s award will mark the last time the tournament of these two American twins.

They are holding the record for most Grand Slam doubles (16) and winning the most doubles match (1,102) in the Open Era. The Bryan brothers also had 10 times together to end the year as the number one world doubles champion.