Young has been an afterthought the last couple of years, but he is a talented player capable of putting up a fight.
"I think it's normal because there's a lot of expectations this year", he was quoted as saying by the Australian Open website.
Seeded women in the tournament were lucky to avoid the threat of Maria Sharapova who is ranked 47th in the world after serving a doping suspension in 2017.
To predict a victor of either of the singles titles is hard.
The true pretender to the throne - Dimitrov rose to world No 8 in 2014 on the back of a run to the Wimbledon semi-finals, while the "Baby Federer" nickname only heightened the expectation that this was a multiple Grand Slam champion in the making.
Players will also be able to claim 50 percent of their prize money if they pull out before their first match, an incentive created to allow a replacement to play instead. This leaves several top players who all could potentially lift the trophy at the end of the fortnight, with it being possible to make cases for any of Muguruza, Halep or Pliskova.
Sock or in-form 11th-seeded Kevin Anderson could face Dimitrov in the quarters.
Various parts of northern India continue to reel under coldwave
In Himachal Pradesh, cold wave swept most parts of the state with minimum temperatures further dropping in high-altitude areas. In the national capital visibility dropped to 400 metres in the early hours due to fog, which also affected train services.
Naomi Broady battled through to the second round of qualifying at the Australian Open but there were defeats for Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter. And of course there are all the health concerns, like with Nadal's knees and Djokovic's elbow.
While 2017 was all about the renaissance of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in men's tennis, their revival was barely tested by the other members of the Big Four. With so much time off from the sport, it's going to be interesting to see just how much rust there is for Djokovic.
To choose a potential "dark horse" for the title is slightly easier as both draws are wide open. The seedings for the Australian Open have been largely decided according to the ATP world rankings. The aesthetic appeal of Federer's play pitted against the more down-to-earth rugged artistry of Nadal's has set up a convenient binary fans revel in. As for the men's draw I am going to give Juan Martin del Potro the "dark horse" label.
The world number two's bid for a 20th grand slam title will be aided by lingering injuries to top players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, as well as the absences of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori. If they are fully fit, Djokovic and Wawrinka only add further competition and excitement to a packed field. It's a phrase you'll likely hear over the coming fortnight, but there's no denying he has the qualities to become a multiple Grand Slam champion if, and it's a big if, he can pull it together for a two-week long tournament.
Djokovic, returning from injury, has his work cut out for him Down Under.
The final category is the young players to watch.
The Swiss is both favourite and defending champion going into the Australian Open, having triumphed in a breath-taking five-set victory over his old adversary, and friend, Rafael Nadal previous year.
Another 16-year-old, Omar Qadous, also died from a gunshot injury Friday during protests near the villages of Iraq Burin and Til. At that meeting, senior Palestinian leaders will debate responses to Trump's announcement on Jerusalem.
Investigators say the suspects continued to rob and kill Zengotita-Torres even after they realized she was the wrong target. Deputies said Montes went inside the apartment while Ramos and Rivera stayed in the vehicle with Zengotita-Torres.
A decision to withhold a waiver would have effectively ended the deal between Iran and the other worldwide signatories. Iran has said that if the USA walks away from the agreement, it is ready to give an "appropriate and heavy response".
The comments, allegedly made by Trump, have also prompted widespread accusations of racism and disrespect towards other nations. Of course, the president denies using the word , only owning up to using " tough language" during the immigration talks.
Iran says the U.S. has "crossed a red line" by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. Two EU diplomats said EU foreign ministers would discuss next steps at their next regular meeting on January 22 in Brussels.
It dropped, as 95 investors sold CMG shares while 157 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. The insider, PAULL MATTHEW H, now holds 416 shares of CMG. 34,287 were accumulated by Millennium Management Ltd.
Seven children died from the flu last week, bringing the total paediatric flu deaths reported to the CDC this season up to 20. Across the state, the Texas Department of State Health Services has reported 1,155 deaths from the flu since October 2017.
If Bhuvneshwar misses out, Ishant will come in. "His bowling has picked up pace, his ball is heavier than what it used to be". Moreover, Bhuvneshwar keeps the pressure on and does not bowl any loose deliveries offering his captain a measure of control.
In the first hour of the Test, India were reduced to asking Pandya to hide the ball well outside off, which he did as ordered. Bumrah bowled an ordinary second spell and was taken for runs as Elgar looked more comfortable at the crease.
I have seen a lot of cricket matches where people who haven't been in contention to play the match, come in and get those wickets. Not only did they fail to do that, but the Proteas got within eight runs of what would have been a world record chase.
The comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behaviour and practice", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki. He did not address the reports that he disparaged African nations and ignored questions about the comments from reporters.
Fatal crash reported in Marshall County
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Donald L. Hagan LLC Invests $782000 in McKesson Co
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Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) EVP Sells $188600.00 in Stock
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Trump open to US-NKorea talks 'under right circumstances'
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Chinese company copies Samsung Frame TV at CES 2018
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Canada, US to host meeting on North Korea
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