Federer, who is present at Thursday's draw, will open his title defence against Slovenian world No 51 Aljaz Bedene.
Federer, who was interviewed on court prior to the draw being revealed, should enjoy a routine first week as he begins his title defense.
He is followed by Marin Cilic, David Goffin, Jack Sock, Stan Wawrinka, Pablo Carreno Busta.
Players could forfeit their prize money if they retire from first-round singles matches at the Australian Open, under new rules aimed at limiting the early injury withdrawals which have long caused controversy at Grand Slams.
Nadal will be the top seed, ahead of Roger Federer and young guns Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev.
Giorgi, belying her ranking of 100th in the world, beat US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the first round and then ousted twice Wimbledon and former Sydney champion Petra Kvitova.
Romania's World No. 1 and tournament's top seed Simona Halep will face Australian wild card Destanee Aiava as her first round opponent at the Australian Open, while Thursday's draw could also see her go up against Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals.
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Federer took his Grand Slam tally to 19 after extended rest breaks and Nadal, who enters his 18th season on the ATP tour, has also benefitted from carefully picking tournaments to preserve his fitness.
Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Victoria Azarenka are all big-name players who won't be participating in the Australian Open this year.
Now ranked No47, she could face the 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the second round, Angelique Kerber - the 2016 champion - in the third round and, potentially, Garbine Muguruza, the Wimbledon champion, in the fourth round.
Former world No 1 Moya will lead Nadal's team, after spending last season with Rafa and Toni preparing for the latter's retirement, having helped Nadal roar back to life after a barren three-year spell without a Grand Slam trophy.
Germany's Zverev won their only match so far, comfortably defeating Djokovic in straight sets in the Rome Masters final previous year.
The five-time major victor finished 2017 ranked No. 60, meaning she missed out on a seeding for the Australian Open and could face 2016 champion Kerber in the third round.
"There's no easy way to get to the top", Sharapova told the crowd at Margaret Court Arena before the draw. Thiem, who admittedly played far from his best, barely got a read of it. "I don't normally like going to draws as they freak me out", Federer, 36, said. "I expect to continue to do so".
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It turned negative, as 44 investors sold MAR shares while 224 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Tuesday, August 8 with "Buy". ( NASDAQ:AAPL ), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold.
At least 13 people were confirmed dead on Tuesday, at least 25 were injured and at least 50 had to be rescued by helicopters. This follows last month's wildfires in Southern California , which were intensified by the Santa Ana winds.
India imported around 4.2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in 2017, according to trade flow data in Thomson Reuters Eikon. But the US refining sector is running near capacity, turning oil into a growing supply of gasoline, diesel and heating oil.
We must make things different. "I'm not getting into the Senate race", Kasich said, later adding, "I don't agree with him ... I got to tell you". "Remember people in OH , blue collar union people, said 'I want President Trump, '" said Renacci.
Even war-torn South Sudan weighed in, with President Salva Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny slamming the comments as "outrageous". On Thursday , Trump reportedly questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa.
On Jan 20, both sides will meet at the IOC's Lausanne headquarters to discuss details of their participation. He added that Seoul was reaching out to other countries in the hockey competition to explain the situation.
Ameriprise Financial Inc. purchased a new position in LPL Financial during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,273,000. The rating was upgraded by Compass Point on Wednesday, September 14 to "Buy". (NYSE:AAT) on Monday, July 18 to "Neutral" rating.
The stock of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE:CLI) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. American Water Works comprises 3.3% of Chelsea Counsel Co.'s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest position.
The team that protects the ball better and the team that can capitalize on turnovers has an inside track to the AFC Championship. Roethlisberger will need to be in rare form, eluding the Jags aggressive pass rush and delivering accurate passes to his weapons.
Lakmal appointed as Sri Lanka's vice-captain in Tests
Sri Lanka will begin their journey in Bangladesh with the tri-series followed by the first Test at Chittagong from January 31. There are notable omissions as well with pacemen Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando and all-rounder Dasun Shanaka, being left out.
Federal Judge Dismisses Voter ID Lawsuit
They argue Alabama politicians knew when they enacted the law that it disproportionately affected black and Latino voters. Black, Hispanic, and white voters are equally able to sign a voter registration form or registration form update.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) receives consensus rating of 2.50
State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Citrix Systems, Inc . (NASDAQ:CTXS) for 201,117 shares. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 4.52% and Weekly Volatility of 3.73%.The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.00.
Boat with 40 kids onboard capsizes in Dahanu
The Indian Coast Guard has diverted ships and pressed an aircraft and two choppers into rescue operations, the official said. Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division.
LG G7 Confirmed, Puts Moniker Debate To Rest!
That stands in stark contrast to the Galaxy S9, which is expected to come with a almost identical design to last year's models. And when LG unveils its G7 sometime in March, it could challenge Samsung's Galaxy S9.
Caps win on last-second goal
Oshie pressured All-Star Noah Hanifin into a turnover behind the net and Connolly snapped the loose puck between Cam Ward's legs. Washington won 5-4 in overtime on January 2 on two late goals by Ovechkin. "Right now, we're starting to realize who we are".