2017 tennis season has officially started, with the Hopman Cup and five ATP and WTA tournaments, which are being playing in Doha, Shenzhen, Auckland and Brisbane. This first part of the season will culminate at the Australian Open in Melbourne, the first Grand Slam of the season, which will give us the first verdicts about the players.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will try in every way to regain the scepter of the ATP and WTA rankings, which they lost in the last part of 2016 to Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber.
Will the Australian season help the two players to return to the throne of tennis? 630 points separates the Serbian from the Briton and 2030 points is the gulf between the American and German.
Analyzing the various aspects and statistics, the Australian Slam is traditionally very favorable to Djokovic, who holds the record of titles there (six same as Roy Emerson) and has won the last two editions in a row against Murray. If Nole regains confidence in his game, the 630 points will not be so difficult to recover.
The women's final of last season was between Williams and Kerber and saw the German impose on her rival. Serena needs to get physically and mentally ready in Melbourne and based on her win against Pauline Parmentier in Auckland, there is no doubting that she is ready to face her opponent in the first Slam of the year.
Between the two, the one who has more chances to get to the no. 1 ranking, for us, is Djokovic, for the factors which we have listed above. But Serena will certainly have her chances, and in any case, both will do everything possible to regain the throne of tennis in 2017.
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