On a busy opening day at the Australian Open, 5-time finalist Andy Murray will be in the spotlight, overshadowing his rivals like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the Brit begins his final appearance in Melbourne.
Murray will face Roberto Bautista Agut who he leads 3-0 and 7-0 in sets, but the 31-year-old of course is struggling with a right hip injury that will force his retirement at Wimbledon. And Bautista Agut just won Doha beating Novak Djokovic en route.
Roger Federer joins fellow defending champ Caroline Wozniacki in the night session. Federer faces Denis Istomin who stunned Novak Djokovic a few years ago.
Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber are on the day session.
Ash Barty, Bernard Tomic and Alex de Minaur will hold the Aussie hopes on Margaret Court Arena.
MONDAY AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCHEDULE
ROD LAVER ARENA
M. Sharapova(30) v H. Dart(Q)
J. Duckworth(WC) v R. Nadal(2)
P. Hercog v A. Kerber(2)
From 7:00pm AEDT
A. Van Uytvanck v C. Wozniacki(3)
D. Istomin v R. Federer(3)
MARGARET COURT ARENA
J. Goerges(14) v D. Collins
S. Stephens(5) v T. Townsend
Not before 3:00pm AEDT
A. de Minaur(27) v P. Sousa
From 7:00pm AEDT
A. Barty(15) v L. Kumkhum
M. Cilic(6) v B. Tomic
K. Anderson(5) v A. Mannarino
M. Sakkari v J. Ostapenko(22)
K. Edmund(13) v T. Berdych
Not before 6:00pm AEDT
R. Bautista Agut(22) v A. Murray
Not before 7:00pm AEDT
P. Kvitova(8) v M. Rybarikova
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