Federer and Nadal on collision course in Oz open draw

Novak Djokovic

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. He has the potential of a second-round meeting against wildcard entry Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Six-time Melbourne Park champion Federer, seeded No.3 for his quest for a hat-trick of Australian Open crowns and a record seventh AO titles in all, opens his 2019 campaign against world No. 99 Denis Istomin, while fellow six-time Melbourne victor and men's top seed Novak Djokovic plays a qualifier in the first round.

"He [Djokovic] continues to challenge me".

"For me, it was important not to get frustrated by it but I've always enjoyed my matches against Novak".

"I like that about him and no doubt he's also one of those players next to Nadal and Hewitt and others that have made me re-think my game sometimes and it's great to see him back playing so strong".

"Even at the very beginning when he was just coming up, because I think we're both natural attacking players and because of that we have very aggressive points".

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Britain's Andy Murray will open his Australian Open campaign against Spain's 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

Australian Nick Kyrgios takes on 16th seed Milos Raonic in arguably the biggest first-round match-up in the men's draw.

The Scot was bundled out of the Brisbane International warm-up last week in round two by Russia's Daniil Medvedev and headed straight to Melbourne to fit in some much-needed practice.

Second seed and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, bidding for a fourth Grand Slam title, will open against Slovenian Polona Hercog, with a possible quarter-final against 2017 U.S. Open victor Sloane Stephens in the second week.

Long-time rival Djokovic offered to share a court with him, but Murray called time after less than an hour with his movement around the baseline appearing restricted.

Defending champion Federer is in the bottom half of the draw with No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal.

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