Australian Open men’s seedings: Confirmed 2023 singles seeds, how they work


Australian Open 2023 is here with it time to announce the men’s seedings for the tournament.

Being a seed at a Grand Slam shields you from other seeded players until the latter stages of the event.

It also allows tennis critics and fans to predict future match ups during the tournament.

With world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz not playing at Melbourne Park, who is the top men’s seed?

The Sporting News examines the seedings process at the Australian Open.

How do the Australian Open seedings work?

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Just like the other three Grand Slams, the Australian Open uses the current ATP men’s rankings to determine the men’s seed order – which is 32 players.

Organisers usually take the ATP rankings from the previous Monday before the tournament begins.

French Open and US Open have had the same system for seedings in recent times, but Wimbledon only recently moved over to it in 2021.

Until the 2021 tournament, Wimbledon organisers had used a computer-based system favouring grass court results to decide the seedings, giving players who had gone far at Wimbledon the previous year an advantage.

Tennis rankings Australian Open 2023

The men’s seedings at the Australian Open will not exactly reflect the men’s ATP rankings as there is likely to be several injured players in the top 32 players.

Injured world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz will be absent from the main draw meaning, Rafael Nadal will become No.1 seed, while all other players will move up at least one spot in the seedings order because of the teenage Spaniard’s misfortune.

Several players outside of the top 32 stand to be seeded because of injured and absent players.

Predicted men’s Australian Open 2023 seedings

No. Seed Player Nationality Ranking
1 Rafael Nadal Spain 2
2 Casper Ruud Norway 3
3 Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece 4
4 Novak Djokovic Serbia 5
5 Andrey Rublev   6
6 Felix Auger-Aliassime Canada 7
7 Daniil Medvedev   8
8 Taylor Fritz USA 9
9 Holger Rune Denmark 10
10 Hubert Hurkacz Poland 11
11 Cameron Norrie Great Britain 12
12 Alexander Zverev Germany 13
13 Matteo Berrettini Italy 14
14 Pablo Carreno Busta Spain 15
15 Jannik Sinner Italy 16
16 Frances Tiafoe USA 17
17 Lorenzo Musetti Italy 19
18 Karen Khachanov   20
19 Nick Kyrgios Australia 21
20 Denis Shapovalov Canada 22
21 Borna Coric Croatia 23
22 Alex De Minaur Australia 24
23 Diego Schwartzman Argentina 25
24 Roberto Bautista Agut Spain 26
25 Daniel Evans Great Britain 27
26 Miomir Kecmanovic Serbia 28
27 Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria 29
28 Francisco Cerundolo Argentina 30
29 Sebastian Korda USA 31
30 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Spain 32
31 Yoshihito Nishioka Japan 33
32 Botic van de Zandschulp Netherlands 34

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