2018 Australian Open draw live stream: How to watch online

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Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - 29/1/17 Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts next to Switzerland's Roger Federer who is holding the trophy after winning his Men's singles final match. Reuters / Edgar Su

The men's and women's draw for the 2018 Australian Open will be revealed in a ceremony at the Melbourne Park’s Margaret Court Arena on Thursday night (AEDT). Typically held on Friday morning, the revamped draw will be unveiled via a televised event featuring former winners Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova.

Rafael Nadal and Federer will be seeded No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic will enter the first Grand Slam of the year as the No. 14 seed after an injury-plagued 2017. Djokovic will be playing competitive tennis for the first time since last year's Wimbledon. 

Australia will field three seeded players: Nick Kyrgios (No. 17) in the men's and Ash Barty (No. 18) and Daria Gavrilova (No. 23) in the women's draw. Kyrgios could be bumped up to the critical top-16 draw if a higher-ranked player were to withdraw with injury. 

Besides Djokovic, 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will also be returning to action after a career-threatening knee injury. In Aug. 2017, Wawrinka underwent knee surgery that ruled him out for the remainder of the ATP season. Australian Open draw live streaming info follows.

2018 Australian Open draw live stream: Watch online
Date: 
Thursday, Jan. 11 
Start Time: 7 p.m. AEDT (Local Time), 3 a.m. ET
TV Channel: Channel 7 (Australia), ESPN, Tennis Channel (USA)
Live Stream: Official Australian Open website

According to Fox Sports, the 2018 Australian Open draw is likely to resemble the following: 

Men:
1. Rafael Nadal, 2. Roger Federer, 3. Grigor Dimitrov, 4. Alexander Zverev, 5. Dominic Thiem, 6. Marin Čilić, 7. David Goffin, 8. Jack Sock, 9. Stan Wawrinka, 10. Pablo Carreño Busta, 11. Kevin Anderson, 12. Juan Martín del Potro, 13. Sam Querrey, 14. Novak Djokovic, 15. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 16. John Isner, 17. Nick Kyrgios, 18. Lucas Pouille, 19. Tomáš Berdych, 20. Roberto Bautista Agut, 21. Albert Ramos Viñolas, 22. Milos Raonic, 23. Gilles Müller, 24. Diego Schwartzman, 25. Fabio Fognini, 26. Adrian Mannarino, 27. Philipp Kohlschreiber, 28. Damir Džumhur, 29. Richard Gasquet, 30. Andrey Rublev, 31. Pablo Cuevas, 32. Mischa Zverev

Women:
1. Simona Halep, 2. Caroline Wozniacki, 3. Garbiñe Muguruza, 4. Elina Svitolina, 5. Venus Williams, 6. Karolína Plíšková, 7. Jeļena Ostapenko, 8. Caroline Garcia, 9. Johanna Konta, 10. CoCo Vandeweghe, 11. Kristina Mladenovic, 12. Julia Georges, 13. Sloane Stephens, 14. Anastasija Sevastova, 15. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 16. Elena Vesnina, 17. Madison Keys, 18. Ashleigh Barty, 19. Magdaléna Rybáriková, 20. Barbora Strýcová, 21. Angelique Kerber, 22. Daria Kasatkina, 23. Daria Gavrilova, 24. Dominika Cibulková, 25. Peng Shuai, 26. Agnieszka Radwańska, 27. Petra Kvitová, 28. Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, 29. Lucie Šafářová, 30. Kiki Bertens, 31. Ekaterina Makarova, 32. Anett Kontaveit

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