Australian Open 2023 Preview: Everything You Need To Know

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Men's SeedingRafael Nadal has been seeded as No. 1 in the tournament, While Djokovic will play as the fourth-seeded player. In between these two giants are Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud.

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Women's SeedingIga Swiatek, the three-time majors champion, is the top-seeded player in the women's category, followed by Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula. Aryna Sabalenka is given the fifth position. 

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Novak Djokovic Is Back!Novak Djokovic is likely to move on from a harrowing episode last year, where he was deported from the country, and add one more Australian Open title to his tally. He is in great rhythm, having won the Adelaide Open in the build-up.

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First-Round Matches To Watch Out ForDominic Thiem taking on Andrey Rublev will be an interesting clash. Nadal and Djokovic, meanwhile, have got an easy first-round draw. In the women's category, Iga Swiatek will be up against Jule Niemeier.

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Major Missing: Carlos Alcarez & Naomi OsakaThe muscle injury he picked during training has ruled the world's number one Carlos Alcaraz out of the season's first grand slam. Naomi Osaka will also miss this tournament because of her pregnancy.

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Prize Money For WinnersThe players will compete for a prize pool of AUD 76.5 million. The winner in men and women's singles categories will take home AUD 2.975 million, a significant drop from the last year.

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