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Andy Murray opens his Australian Open campaign against Roberto Bautista Agut

Andy Murray opens his Australian Open campaign against Roberto Bautista Agut

Andy Murray walks between points during his practice match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

Cilic has Andy Murray, who is coming back from a long-term hip injury, in his section.

Third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who won her first Grand Slam title here a year ago after a tough final against Halep, is in the same section as Maria Sharapova and has Petra Kvitova at the top of her quarter.

Djokovic heads long-time rival Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer, with young-gun Alexander Zverev seeded four as he targets a maiden Grand Slam title.

Men's top seed Djokovic, who was defending his title when he lost to Istomin, will first meet a qualifier in his bid for a record seventh Melbourne title and third Grand Slam crown in succession following wins at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old has achieved a career breakthrough last season as she qualified for two straight semifinals in Wuhan and China Open. I could live happily ever after on 99.

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"I can't believe it's been a year already", Dane Wozniacki said at the draw ceremony. "If I made 100 at the Australian I'd take it, I'd gladly accept it - and I'll give it all I have". "You have (Denis) Shapavalov in the 20s, (Borna) Coric is in the low teens, so you have a lot of players positioned to make a big breakthrough".

And he gets his Australian Open campaign underway against James Duckworth, while Federer takes on Denis Istomin.

Murray, who has scheduled a news conference on Friday at Melbourne Park, admitted to still feeling pain in his hip before Brisbane. Not just physically, but also mentally, to see that I could beat Grigor Dimitrov twice, he was top-10 at that time. "I feel like these courts are suited for me, so it's incredible to be back".

Caroline Wozniacki, who won her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne past year after a tough final against Halep, is in the same section as Maria Sharapova and has Petra Kvitova at the top of her quarter.