Was out of town for the start of AO:
There were 9 debutants in Melbourne, similar to last year. This is higher than any of the other slams, in part due to the number of debutant wild cards. In the last 12 GS events, 11 wild cards made debuts. 7 of these were at AO, including 4 this year.
One was the debut for Wu Di of China, the first man from China to play in a GS MD. The last country to make a GS debut is Estonia, with Jurgen Zopp at the 2012 AO.
Just two debutant qualifiers is the lowest since AO 2011.
Arnau BRUGUES-DAVI (1st Round, #135, 27y 322d)
John MILLMAN (1st Round, #158, 23y 220d)
Aljaz BEDENE (1st Round, #77, 23y 186d)
John-Patrick SMITH (1st Round, #238, 23y 361d)
Luke SAVILLE (1st Round, #340, 18y 352d)
Di WU (1st Round, #176, 21y 128d)
Amir WEINTRAUB (2nd Round, #161, 26y 127d)
Evgeny DONSKOY (3rd Round, #68, 22y 256d)