Djokovic beats Murray in practice match

Djokovic beats Murray in practice match

Those two, and seventh seed Dominic Thiem, are in the same quarter as Alexander Zverev, who could meet Djokovic in the semi-finals but must first plot his way past Aljaz Bedene in the opening round.

The 37-year-old, seeded third, is bidding to extend his all-time leading men's Grand Slam record to 21 title and would capture a 100th ATP tournament win in the process.

"I can't believe it's been a year already", Dane Wozniacki said at the draw ceremony.

But, he noted before heading out to practice after attending the tournament draw with his trophy, "the moment you find out the draw, that's when you shift your focus to the first round and only the first round".

This year, Wilander - a three-time champion at the Australian Open - says Federer's hopes of a 21st Grand Slam lie exclusively on the hard courts of Melbourne Park.

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Murray was drawn against Bautista Agut after struggling against Djokovic on the Margaret Court Arena.

The draw for the first Grand Slam of the season was made on Thursday and the top seeds could face some early tests of their credentials when play gets underway in Melbourne on Monday.

This will be the first time the players will face each other.

With world number five Juan Martin del Potro missing through injury, South Africa's Kevin Anderson is elevated to fifth seed with last year's beaten finalist Marin Cilic at six. Not just physically, but also mentally, to see that I could beat Grigor Dimitrov twice, he was top-10 at that time.

Second-seeded Angelique Kerber, who won the Australian and U.S. Opens in 2016 and added the Wimbledon title past year, is in the same half as Wozniacki and has 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in her quarter.

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