Wins at Wimbledon and the US Open last summer propelled Djokovic back to the top of the pile, an awesome achievement having dropped out of the top 20 earlier in the year as he recovered from elbow surgery.
Mouratoglou said seedings and rankings would mean little if Serena brought her best form.
"I think his body took the decision, unfortunately, in this case", two-time reigning Australian Open champion Federer told reporters on Sunday.
"It is a similar feel to drawing Kevin Anderson in the first round a year ago, but I was in a good place and managed to come through in the fifth set".
While two months' pregnant, Williams claimed a record seventh Australian Open title in the professional era in 2017 but missed out on her title defence while on maternity leave. We like him. He doesn't have many enemies, to be quite honest.
Andy Murray sensationally announced his retirement earlier this week, citing severe hip pain as the reason.
"She doesn't seem to be missing it right now". "Obviously I've been talking to her a lot even a year ago".
But the 28-year-old insisted she was managing her illness and was relishing the prospect of defending her crown.
"I feel like time has gone insane fast since I won here. I feel like I'm hitting the ball well", she said.
The Romanian said she was untroubled by the back injury that curtailed her 2018 season and was mentally stronger as a result of last year's loss in the decider. For others, say, Nick Kyrgios, not so much.
Roger Federer has said he was sad and shocked to learn of Andy Murray's retirement plans.
Konta is in a loaded top quarter of the draw that also includes world number one Simona Halep, who faces a rematch with her US Open conqueror Kaia Kanepi, and Serena and Venus Williams.
British tennis superstar Andy Murray will retire as one of the sport's highest-earning players in history in terms of prize money.
And question marks remain over the fitness of world number two Rafael Nadal who pulled out of his Brisbane warm-up but arrived in Melbourne professing he was "fully fit" and promising to unleash a remodelled serve.
Amid the excited buzz of the season's first Grand Slam for the world's top players, there's also a weight of expectation.
Last year, seeded four, he crashed out in the last 32 to South Korea's Chung Hyeon and has only reached one quarterfinal in 14 major appearances.
He then emotionally revealed that he hoped to end his storied career at Wimbledon, but admitted the Australian Open may be his last event because the constant pain was so bad.
Tributes continued to come into the three time Grand Slam victor after the announcement.
And 14-time major victor Djokovic hailed Murray in an Instagram post on the eve of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
The Rams will be in the conference championship game for the first time since the 2001 season when they beat the Eagles. LeBron James is taking some heat for what he was spotted doing after Saturday's Cowboys-Rams game.
The film collected Rs 3.5 crore on the day of its release, taking its collection so far to around Rs 7 crore. The film is directed by debutant Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP Movies.
But Harden missed his final four shots, including a pair of potential tying 3-pointers on the possession following his floater. Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, claimed a career-high 21 rebounds and provided five assists at Toyota Center on Wednesday.
Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers may be adding another weapon to their arsenal in time for Sunday's game in New England. The temperature at Gillette Stadium is expected to be 25 degrees at kickoff.
While a natural shortstop, Kieboom projects as a second baseman with Trea Turner entrenched at shortstop. In 2017 along with his 34 home runs Dozier had a 125 wRC+ and in 2016 a 132 wRC+ with his 42 home runs.
At one point, Limbaugh emerged from the home wearing a bulletproof vest and yelled at the officers before going back inside. The man accused of murdering a California police officer was ordered to surrender an AR-15 in another case a year ago .
And an 11-3 run to start the third pushed the lead out to 72-46, which would seem to indicate that Miami was in complete control. They trailed for 4:14 in the first quarter alone Thursday , and that set the tone for the game.
Several railway lines in the Alps were closed because of the snow, and schools were closed in parts of Bavaria. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe , even in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago.
Can you replay the Resident Evil 2 remake 1-Shot demo?
How Big is the Download Size? Although there is no firm information on Xbox One and PC, the download size should also be similar. PC players have figured out a hack to reset the timer, and console players are using multiple profiles to get around it.
Rep. Steve King under fire for white supremacy remark
Following the report's publishing, King argued in statement posted on his Twitter account that he is "simply a Nationalist". Republican State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull announced he will run for congress in the fourth congressional district.
Ford shedding thousands of jobs in Europe
Tata Motors Ltd.'s Jaguar Land Rover , formerly part of Ford, plans to cut as many as 5,000 jobs in the U.K., BBC reported . Apart from the job cuts, the Dearborn, Michigan-based company also plans to shut down a few of its plants.
Lenovo overtakes HP in PC sales as market contracts
Lenovo regained its position as the PC vendor with the most sales in the fourth quarter of 2018, an accolade earned by HP in 2017. Japan had an especially strong quarter driven by commercial refresh, which lifted virtually all aspects of the market.
Red Sox agree to terms with 10 players on one-year contracts
It was the second-highest figure ever given to a player in year one of arbitration, behind only Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs. His efforts paid off in a big way, as Betts is now coming darn close to doubling his salary for the upcoming 2019 season.
Microsoft Windows 10 19H1 Adds Reserved Storage Functionality
In a new low, Microsoft has announced that it will soon reserve more than 7GB of your storage just for the upcoming updates. Microsoft will allow users to reduce the amount of space reserved, but will not allow reserved storage to be disabled.
Samsung unveils "The Wall", a 219-inch television
LG claims that the TV comes with high processing capabilities with 8K upscaling and improved noise reduction. Is this really "the world's most cinematic TV"? It is powered by the company's second-gen Alpha 9 processor.
Amazon May Be Developing A Game Streaming Service
Reporters, however, have spotted job listings relevant to this effort, such as this one for a Lead Cross-Platform Game Engineer . Google has also jumped into the race to develop a gaming service that transcends the home console, dubbed Project Stream.