"The Australian Open hasn't been the quickest of hard courts in the past couple of years, and if I was the tournament director, there is no way they wouldn't keep it that way because it favours [Nick] Kyrgios, most Australians, and definitely Federer".
Aiming for a 21st Grand Slam trophy and a 100th career singles title, Federer will open against Denis Istomin.
Andy Murray will make his return to the Australian Open with a tough first-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut.
After winning the Australian Open a year ago, Federer skipped the French Open for the third time in a row before losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the fourth round at the US Open.
The former world number one is playing at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2017 and a year on from hip surgery but looked laboured taking on his long-time rival under match conditions on Margaret Court Arena.
Third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who won her first Grand Slam title here past year after a tough final against Halep, is in the same section as Maria Sharapova and has Petra Kvitova at the top of her quarter.
Second seed and 2016 championAngelique Kerber, bidding for a fourth Grand Slam title, will open against Slovenian Polona Hercog, with a possible quarter-final against 2017 U.S. Open victor Sloane Stephens in the second week.
In addition to these two new roles, the Duchess is also taking on two additional charities - Smart Works and Mayhew. The Queen previously was patron of the National Theatre and the ACU, but has now passed them on to the duchess.
Currently, the world's most-expensive divorce belongs to art dealer Alec Wildenstein and NY socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein. In 1994, the newlyweds quit their Wall Street jobs and moved cross country to Seattle , where Jeff launched Amazon .
He was joined by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other senior administration officials. For many taxpayers in the Mid-South, refunds represent the largest chunk of money they'll see all year.
A Woodstock-style concert was canceled and some companies stopped offering services in the West Bank settlements. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is certainly making an impression in her first few days in the House of Representatives.
On Sunday, the Cavs waived McCaw after three games in Cleveland ahead of a deadline that would have guaranteed his contract . ET - Watch on FuboTV with NBA League Pass add-on ), which is a great outcome to this whole scenario for him.
Mr Ross said there was a "very good chance" of reaching an agreement, although monitoring compliance would present a challenge. Global financial markets retreated late past year , largely over concerns about the economic impact of a protracted trade war.
Both Eric Black and Larry Woodruffe were arrested on Saturday as the result of a tip-off , Harris County Sheriff's Office said . O'Neal and a Houston police officer, Kenneth Miles , brought a cashier's check to the family last week to pay for the funeral.
Most of the final approvals for the launch must be made by the agency only some key government officials work without being paid. Before the actual launch, SpaceX needs to conduct a ground test fire of the rocket's engines, among other tests.
Police say the victor has not yet received his windfall, as the lottery completes their administrative investigation. Vacaville police say Adul Saosongyang , 35, was taken into custody as he attempted to claim the prize on Monday.
Defiant R. Kelly appears to show up at Chicago club
Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for "I Believe I Can Fly", and is known for such raunchy hits as "Bump N' Grind" and "Ignition". The Savage family said they have been unable to reach Joycelyn Savage for some time after associating with the singer.
BMW 7 Series Facelift Revealed In Leaked Images
However, as per reports, the 740e hybrid available in worldwide markets is expected to make way for a more powerful 745e. BMW could bring the new hybrid variant of the 7'er to India with the introduction of the 2019 BMW 7 Series facelift.
R. Kelly's Former Manager Hit With Arrest Warrant
The series accuses the singer of having sex with underage girls, being physically abusive, and running a sex cult. Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs represents the family of Jocelyn Savage, whose family was profiled in the series.
Huawei unveils ARM-based CPU for server market
Using the cutting-edge 7nm process, the CPU was independently designed by Huawei based on ARMv8 architecture license. In addition, the platform supports 8-channel DDR4 memory with 46% more memory bandwidth compared to its rivals.