Sir Andy Murray reached in the top half of the draw alongside with player like KEI Nishikori , Stan Wawrinka . If he reach his sixth Australian - Open final, he will get very tough competition from these two players.
In 2016 Murray becomes the first player in the BRITAIN Tennis in modern - era to reach World No - 1 and also won his second (Wimbledon championship) and also won one of the prestigious tournament in Tennis ( ATP world tour final ).
Great Britain player faces Illya Marchenko of Ukraine in first round.
Roger Fedrer faces qualifier first up and he could play Czech republic player Thomas berdych in third round of the tournament .35 years old Swiss maestro chased 18 grand slam .
In the bottom half of the men's singles draw Novak Djokovic faced experienced Fernando Verdasco.
Djokovic, seeded No - 2 beaten Spaniard 9 time in their 13 encounters . Earlier this month in Doha semi - finals Serb had saved five match point and went to go win the match in three sets.
Last year Frenando Verdasco upset Rafeal Nadal in first - round in a five set thriller in Melbourne.
Serbia's player is going for seventh title in Melbourne. He is to face Bulgarian Grigor Domitrov in fourth round and mouth watring clash in quarter - final against talented Austrian Dominic them.
He could meet big giant serving machine three seeded Milos Raonic in semi - finals.
Milos Raonic opened his campaign against Germany's Dustin Brown .
In fourth - round faces Spanish player 13 seeded Roberto Bautista Agut.
2009 , Australian - Open champion and has been two times finalists in Melbourne is seeded nine and in bottom half of draw alongside with Milos Raonic and Novak Djokovic.
Spanish left- hander could have a third round clash in Melbourne against rising star of Tennis Alexander Zverev seeded 24.