The seed players for the Australian Open of tennis, which will start on the 16th of this month, have been announced, and Yoshihito Nishioka has entered the 32nd seed.

Following Kei Nishikori, he is the second Japanese male player to be seeded in singles at the Grand Slam tournament since the current world ranking system began in 1973.

On the 11th, the organizers of the tournament announced 32 male and female singles seed players based on the latest world rankings.

According to that, Nishioka, who ranked 33rd in the men's world rankings on the 9th, entered the 32nd seed, becoming his first seeded player in the four major tournaments.

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, who was ranked No. 1 in the world, withdrew due to a leg injury, and Nishioka entered the final seeding slot.

At this year's Australian Open, Naomi Osaka has decided to withdraw, and Nishikori has also withdrawn from the tour due to injury, and Nishioka's performance in the Japanese singles is attracting attention.