2013 Australian Open Seeds: Defending Champs Djokovic, Azarenka On Top
by Staff | January 8th, 2013, 12:09 am

The seeding for Australian Open 2013 were released earlier today.

World No.1 and defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic will enter the tournament as the No. 1 men’s seed, while fellow world No. 1 and defending women’s singles champion Victoria Azarenka will start her campaign for back-to-back titles as top seed in the women’s draw.

The seeds for Australian Open 2013 are as follows:

Men’s seeds

1 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2 Roger Federer (SUI)
3 Andy Murray (GBR)
4 David Ferrer (ESP)
5 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
6 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
8 Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
9 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
10 Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
11 Juan Monaco (ARG)
12 John Isner (USA)
13 Marin Cilic (CRO)
14 Milos Raonic (CAN)
15 Gilles Simon (FRA)
16 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
17 Kei Nishikori (JPN)
18 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
19 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
20 Tommy Haas (GER)
21 Sam Querrey (USA)
22 Andreas Seppi (ITA)
23 Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
24 Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
25 Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
26 Florian Mayer (GER)
27 Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
28 Martin Klizan (SVK)
29 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
30 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
31 Radek Stepanek (CZE)
32 Marcel Granollers (ESP)

Women’s seeds

1 Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
2 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
3 Serena Williams (USA)
4 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
5 Angelique Kerber (GER)
6 Li Na (CHN)
7 Sara Errani (ITA)
8 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
9 Samantha Stosur (AUS)
10 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
11 Marion Bartoli (FRA)
12 Nadia Petrova (RUS)
13 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
14 Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
15 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
16 Roberta Vinci (ITA)
17 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
18 Julia Goerges (GER)
19 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
20 Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
21 Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
22 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
23 Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
25 Venus Williams (USA)
26 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
27 Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
28 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
29 Sloane Stephens (USA)
30 Tamira Paszek (AUT)
31 Urszula Radwanska (POL)
32 Mona Barthel (GER)

The official draw for Australian Open 2013 will take place at Crown Riverside, directly opposite Melbourne Aquarium, at 10.00am on Friday 11 January (outdoor event).

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25 Comments for 2013 Australian Open Seeds: Defending Champs Djokovic, Azarenka On Top

Sandra Says:

Good for novak and aza. Not that it’s suprising. The only slams that occasionally don’t follow ranking completly is Wimby.

I just watched the dimitrov-fognini match and have to say it was incredibly dissapointing. Grigor didn’t even bother to play. I wouldn’t be suprised if he got fined for that tank job,unless he was injured.

Wog boy Says:

May it was too hot. Court temperature was 41-42 degrees with strong hot wind, but then again it was same for both.

Wog boy Says:

“Maybe” and not “May”.

Sandra Says:

@Wogboy It could def have had a effect on him, but he atleast should have tried. There were times he just walked to his chair when the point wasn’t even finished. Big lack of professionalism.

Wog boy Says:

Cannot agree more.

Wog boy Says:

I saw Kuznetsova/ Woznicki and they were trying hard to win, then I had to go out so I didn’t see Dimitrov/Fognini I don’t have reason not to belive you, it is shame girls were trying hard in the same conditions, good on girls and shame on boys.

BT Says:

Definitely looked like a tank from Dimitrov

Thomas Says:

Dimitrov made the right decision to completely tank the match with fognini. His run to the brisbane final clearly took a lot out of him, and there is no point in wasting energy ahead of the Australian Open next week.

alison Says:

Thomas in that case then why even bother to play,grr if theres one thing that gets right up my nose,is when players are said to have done this,its disrespectful to the tournament,the fans who pay to watch them,as fans pay hard earned cash,do these players actually know how much it costs to watch some of these matches?and not to mention the opponent as it takes away from the win,if you have no intention of playing to win then dont play,simple as that,end of rant.

Wog boy Says:

I am with Alison and Sandra on this one. There are people who took day off to go and watch tennis today. I was planing myself to go today but because off certain things I stayed with family, JJ and Vinci were playing more than 2,5 hours and all other players today. It looks like the only reason to turn up and play was to collect appearance fee, otherwise he would pull out of tournament before it started, he had two days to decide. Don’t you think so? I know it is only 250 tournament but we don’t have any bigger one in Sydney and we are doing our best to be good hosts, little respect wouldn’t hurt !

alison Says:

Wogboy yeah thankyou completely agree,maybe sometimes these players should pay the fans with a little concideration,and not just think about lineing their own pockets,as without the fans these players would not be where they are to start with,spot on Wogboya little respect wouldnt hurt sometimes.

The great Czech Bird Says:

Something tells the great Bird that he will take down Murray in quarters, Novak in semis and papa Fed in final. There will be peace in ATP, and the Bird-era shall begin..

John Says:

Last I heard from Andy, Nole and Fed, pigeon hunting season just started!

RZ Says:

Everyone will be looking to see whose halves Andy and Serena end up in…

Margot Says:

I’ve seen it in the stars…..Andy and Nole will knock the living daylights out of each other, only to face x in the final….

The Great Davy Says:

I can’t wait to swallow unlucky seed who get me first!!

Wog boy Says:



Wog boy Says:



the DA Says:

@margot – I hope it was a foggy night when you saw that in the stars ;)

Forehand_lob Says:

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Thangs Says:

/*The Great Davy Says:
I can’t wait to swallow unlucky seed who get me first!!*/

Why unlucky?? You can not play for 3 sets.

roy Says:

davy could potentially take out anyone except the top 3, and maybe even fed or murray still.
djoker plays a similar game but with better serve so it’s not a good matchup. fed has much weaker backhand and return isn’t as good either, though the serve is better. murray has been dominated in davy matches before because the defensive style plays into the russian’s hands. gasquet was getting belted around too before davy started spraying a bit.
nikolay is awesome when confident and always has been. one of the most exciting ball strikers around, labelled as boring for his whole career because he didn’t scream or make theatrical gestures and his english was pretty bad early on.
in other words, for no good reason.
beat nadal and fed back to back in two tournaments.
he’s better than berdych,ferrer if you look at how many years he was top ten and results against them until recently. don’t care if berdych made one gs final. so did baghdatis.
and nik is sure as hell better than tipsarevic or other sneak in top tenners in recent years.
has wins over every top player in recent era.
when davy is in form, like delpo said, he plays like playstation.

having said all that, could lose to qualifier with current fortitude.

Margot Says:

@ Wog Boy and the DA
‘Twas a starry, starry night and the stars foretold that the other AO semi will be between TMF and a surprise qualifier and will be the shortest in AO history…
and so it came to pass….

MMT Says:

I didn’t see the match, but I have to say that I’m not that surprised that Dimitrov played so poorly. He isn’t the most competitive player in the world, and you cannot just mail it in at this level. In another string I addressed some technical things in his game that he would need to address to be more consistent, but clearly showing up to compete is at the core of any improvement he makes, and Pete McNamara (his previous coach) has indicated that one of the problems he had with Dimitrov was that he took losing a little too lightly.

Margot Says:

andy’s fitness regime:
Had to lie for a wee rest after reading about it.

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