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Can Rafael Nadal challenge Novak Djokovic in Australian Open

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Rafael Nadal, the 13-time singles Grand Slam winner will have to face difficult challenge agianst defending champion Novak Djokovic in the upcoming Australian Open, where both the tennis champions are looking big favorites to clinch the season’s opening slam at Rod Laver Arena this month.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are leading men’s singles in the ATP World Tour and both the players are eyeing to clinch the Australian Open crown this month. Defending champion Djokovic is considered as one of the big favorite to clinch the Australian Open crown for fifth time in his career, as he won previous titles in 2008 and 2011 to 2013. Nadal and Djokovic are expecting as No. 1 and No. 2 seeds respectively in the Australian Open, while followed by World No. 3 David Ferrer.

Rafael Nadal has return back to top form to clinch the season’s opening title at the Qatar Open, where he has defeated Frenchman Gael Monfils in three sets with a 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha on Saturday. Spaniard is going to arrive soon in Melbourne to well prepare for the Australian Open and hopes to continue similar form to clinch the 14th Grand Slam of his career.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic had not played any official ATP Tournament so far in this season, where he is likely to straight drive to defend Australian Open.

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