Carlos Moya takes the lead with 9 matches played. Tying him is Evgueni Korolev. After just 2 events, Korolev has already accumulated 4 losses. He lost both his round robin matches in the new format in Adelaide, then lost in the final round of qualifying in Sydney before getting in as a lucky loser. He then reached the quarterfinals before losing to James Blake, the eventual champion.
Michael Russell opens the season at 8-0. He won the opening week in the New Caledonia challenger. Then he successfully qualified for the Australian Open (Australian Open qualifying is counted in this report). Florin Mergea qualified and won Germany F1 to reach 7-0.