Rafael Nadal will take on Brazilian world number 96 Marcos Daniel in the first round of the Australian Open but faces a rocky path in his bid to become the first man to hold all four Grand Slam crowns simultaneously since Rod Laver in 1969.
The Spanish world number one faces a potentially tricky third-round hurdle against 31st-seeded countryman Feliciano Lopez or big-serving 20th seed American John Isner.
Nadal could then line up a possible fourth round encounter with 15th seed Marin Cilic of Croatia, a semi-finalist last year...
I've seen various journos saying alternately that Djokovic, Murray, Soderling, Federer and Nadal all have tough draws... I guess it depends whether they judge potential opponents because of their skills on paper or on the likelihood of each of the big four/five beating them. And of course whatever agenda each journo is pushing comes into play when judging if someone's draw is tough or easy peasy.