BRUCE McA­VANEY’S TIPS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS -

THE MEN

“No­vak Djokovic (below) is im­pos­si­ble to go past. He plays so well at the Aus­tralian Open. He has won four of the past five. Stan Wawrinka is a proven in Aus­tralia, win­ning in 2014, and he beat No­vak in the French Open last year – he is my se­cond favourite. Andy Mur­ray is the No.2 player in the world. Roger Fed­erer had a very good 2015 but he didn’t win a ma­jor. Rafael Nadal strug­gled for most of last year. Nick Kyr­gios and Bernard Tomic have a very good chance of get­ting into the se­cond week. “

THE WOMEN

“How heav­ily has that de­feat in the US Open weighed on Serena Wil­liams’ (right) shoul­ders? I think it was crush­ing. How does she re­spond to that? She’s 34; she’s still the favourite, though [at the time of press, Wil­liams was still in doubt to par­tic­i­pate]. Maria Shara­pova has had a lot of in­juries. A big tal­ent is Madi­son Keys. I think she’s a po­ten­tial grand slam win­ner. She played ex­cep­tion­ally well here last year. Vic­to­ria Azarenka has been lost a bit. She has won two Aussie Opens.”

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