wMurray said, players will seek out partners whose styles resemble those of scheduled opponents.
The Serb could meet either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals.
Nadal is 44-8 with four titles in 2014, including his record ninth French Open trophy.
The injury will delay Nadal’s start to the North American hardcourt season and his preparations for the August 25-September 8 US Open.
Tied 23rd in a Major is step forward and the next step is to try and get myself more often into Majors.
I feel like I’ve played rock solid golf the last two days with a good chance to finish in the top 10.
Pinehurst is a great course and has hosted the US Open twice.
For 32-year-old Shiv Kapur, it took close to a decade to fullfill one of his major goals — qualifying for the US Open.
Chiudinelli, currently ranked 168, has just come off a surprise loss to Ze Zhang (ranked 229) in the second round.
At the Australian Open, new face-offs, and old battles being fought anew.
Federer muscled into his 41st grand slam quarter-final, equaling record of Jimmy Connors.
Donald, who turned pro at 14, had a Nike contract at 15 and played in his first US Open at 16.
Sharapova made an impressive return by reaching the semi-finals in Brisbane.
Riding a 22-match winning streak, Serena arrives in Melbourne Park fit, fresh and ravenous.
Stanislas Wawrinka edged out fifth seed Tomas Berdych in two hours 25 minutes.