19/04/2024

Daniil Medvedev is looking for his first Australian Open title. Photo: @USOpen

Will we see two new champions? Ash Barty and Daniil Medvedev are the favourites ahead of the Australian Open.

The Australian Open is upon us, and our crystal ball is here.

The Inner Sanctum team has taken a look at the upcoming tournament at Melbourne Park and given their thoughts on how it could play out.

Jack Molloy

Men’s Singles Winner: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Singles Finalist: Matteo Berrettini

Men’s Bolter: Felix Auger-Aliassime

Women’s Singles Winner: Naomi Osaka

Women’s Singles Finalist: Iga Swiatek

Women’s Bolter: Paula Badosa

Headline we will see: ‘Nick Kyrgios bundled out in the first round by British qualifier’

Jasper Chellappah

Men’s Singles Winner: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Singles Finalist: Matteo Berrettini

Men’s Bolter: Jannik Sinner

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Anett Kontaveit

Women’s Bolter: Madison Keys

Headline we will see: ‘Walkover in second week as player tests positive’

Ash Barty. Photo: Australian Open

Patrick Morrow

Men’s Singles Winner: Rafael Nadal

Men’s Singles Finalist: Andy Murray

Men’s Bolter: Aslan Karatsev

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Coco Gauff

Women’s Bolter: Anett Kontaveit

Headline we will see: ‘Challenge system comes under scrutiny after broadcaster misses obvious faults’

Jono Baruch

Men’s Singles Winner: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Singles Finalist: Alexander Zverev

Men’s Bolter: Jannik Sinner

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Simon Halep

Women’s Bolter: Emma Radacanu

Headline we will see: ‘Craig Tiley quits mid-tournament amid Djokovic storm’

Scott Kertes

Men’s Singles Winner: Rafael Nadal

Men’s Singles Finalist: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Bolter: Jannik Sinner

Women’s Singles Winner: Garbine Muguruza

Women’s Singles Finalist: Naomi Osaka

Women’s Bolter: Ons Jabeur

Headline we will see: ‘Aussie onslaught! Five Aussies through to Week Two’

Thomas Pombert

Men’s Singles Winner: Rafael Nadal

Men’s Singles Finalist: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Bolter: Alex de Minaur

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Barbora Krejcikova

Women’s Bolter: Camila Giorgi

Alex de Minaur. Photo: ATP Cup

Josh Ward

Men’s Singles Winner: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Singles Finalist: Alexander Zverev

Men’s Bolter: Thanasi Kokkinakis

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Simona Halep

Women’s Bolter: Marketa Vondrousova

Headline we will see: ‘Kokkinakis beats Nadal on his way to a maiden Round of 16 appearance’

Jack Dobson

Men’s Singles Winner: Rafael Nadal

Men’s Singles Finalist: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Bolter: Andy Murray

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Simona Halep

Women’s Bolter: Sloane Stephens

Headline we will see: ‘De Minaur and Murray headline in a fourth round clash’

Oscar Rutherford

Men’s Singles Winner: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Singles Finalist: Alexander Zverev

Men’s Bolter: Casper Ruud

Women’s Singles Winner: Ash Barty

Women’s Singles Finalist: Garbine Muguruza

Women’s Bolter: Coco Gauff

Headline we will see: ‘Osaka stunned, denying 4th round clash with Barty’

Coco Gauff. Photo: Adelaide International

Ari Stamatakos

Men’s Singles Winner: Stefanos Tsitsipas

Men’s Singles Finalist: Alexander Zverev

Men’s Bolter: Carlos Alcaraz

Women’s Singles Winner: Maria Sakkari

Women’s Singles Finalist: Iga Swiatek

Women’s Bolter: Camila Giorgi

Headline we will see: ‘Greek takeover in Melbourne’

Dylan Bolch

Men’s Singles Winner: Daniil Medvedev

Men’s Singles Finalist: Rafael Nadal

Men’s Bolter: Jannik Sinner

Women’s Singles Winner: Simona Halep

Women’s Singles Finalist: Naomi Osaka

Women’s Bolter: Angelique Kerber

Headline we will see: ‘Craig Tiley steps down as CEO of Tennis Australia’

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