Nadal and others who will play the Australian Open thanks to the protected ranking

Not only the Spanish, there are a total of 14 tennis players who will benefit from the protected ranking to play in Melbourne

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Nadal and others who will play the Australian Open thanks to the protected ranking
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Non only Rafael Nadal! There are 15 tennis players in total, between the ATP and WTA Tours, who will play the Australian Open 2024, the first Grand Slam tournament of the upcoming tennis season thanks to the ranking protected.

The complete entry list for the Australian Open was made known in recent days and it was possible to find out which players will be the ones who entered the main draw in Melbourne by right, taking advantage of the frozen ranking In the men's tennis Tour, there will not only be the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal - returning after practically a year outsite the court - in this type of situation.

In fact, the Croatian Marin Cilic, the Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic, the Korean Soonwoo Kwon, the Czech Jiri Vesely and Hungarian Attila Balazs, will play the Melbourne Majors to the protected ranking.

The women who will play in Melbourne thanks to the protected ranking

And there are eight WTA athletes who will use the protected ranking in Australia.

They are the American Jennifer Brady, the German Angelique Kerber (back on the court after becoming a mother - ed.), the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, the Japanese Naomi Osaka (who come back after the pregnancy and who has already won two Slam titles in Melbourne - ed.), the Americans Amanda Anisimova and Katy McNally, the Serbian Aleksandra Krunic and the Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei.

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