Australian Open draw: When is it and who is Andy Murray playing in the first round?


Australian Open draw: When is it and who is Andy Murray playing in the first round?
  1. Australian Open draw: When is it and who is Andy Murray playing in the first round?
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Andy Murray will learn his Australian Open first round opponent on Friday

When is the Australian Open draw?

The draw will take place on Friday January 13.

Timings have not yet been confirmed but with Melbourne 11 hours ahead of the UK the information is likely to be available in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Andy Murray will be hoping Ivan Lendl can guide him to his first Australian Open title

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Johanna Konta is the only other seeded Brit in either singles draw

Who will Andy Murray play in the first round of the Australian Open?

Before the draw comes out, guessing who Murray might play is exactly that - guesswork.

However, his No 1 seeding should ease his path through the first week and he is guaranteed not to face a seeded player until third round at least.

Fellow Brit Johanna Konta is also seeded in the women's draw, coming in at No  9 after breaking into the world top 10 for the first time last year.

Australian Open men's singles seeds

1 Andy Murray, 2 Novak Djokovic, 3 Milos Raonic, 4 Stan Wawrinka, 5 Kei Nishikori, 6 Gael Monfils, 7 Marin Cilic, 8 Dominic Thiem, 9 Rafael Nadal, 10 Tomas Berdych, 11 David Goffin, 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 13 Roberto Bautista Agut, 14 Nick Kyrgios, 15 Grigor Dimitrov, 16 Lucas Pouille, 17 Roger Federer, 18 Richard Gasquet, 19 John Isner, 20 Ivo Karlovic, 21 David Ferrer, 22 Pablo Cuevas, 23 Jack Sock, 24 Alexander Zverev, 25 Gilles Simon, 26 Albert Ramos Vinolas, 27 Bernard Tomic, 28 Feliciano Lopez, 29 Viktor Troicki, 30 Pablo Carreno Busta, 31 Sam Querrey, 32 Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Australian Open women's singles seeds

1 Angelique Kerber, 2 Serena Williams, 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, 4 Simona Halep,5 Karolina Pliskova, 6 Dominika Cibulkova, 7 Garbine Muguruza, 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 9 Johanna Konta, 10 Carla Suarez Navarro, 11 Elina Svitolina, 12 Timea Bacsinszky, 13 Venus Williams,…

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