Andy Murray: Fan gets ticket offer & apology after Djokovic practice match

Andy Murray: Fan gets ticket offer & apology after Djokovic practice match

Spaniard Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer were seeded second and third respectively.

Serb Djokovic could then face a rematch of his 2008 final triumph over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, before a possible second week match-up against Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals.

Australian Nick Kyrgios takes on 16th seed Milos Raonic in arguably the biggest first-round match-up in the men's draw. Stan Wawrinka, the 2014 AO victor, looms as a second-round foe for Kyrgios.

Andy Murray has offered a fan a ticket to his Australian Open first-round clash with Roberto Bautista Agut. This year's edition of the season's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne Park begins Monday.

The Spanish 22nd seed defeated Djokovic on his way to the title in Doha last week while concerns about Murray's fitness grew as he struggled through a practice match against world number one Djokovic at Melbourne Park today.

"I always have tried to remind myself that this is a dream", Federer said of his longevity at the draw ceremony held at Margaret Court Arena, where he discovered the world number 99 would be his opening opponent. "If I made 100 at the Australian I'd take it, I'd gladly accept it - and I'll give it all I have".

Second-seeded Angelique Keber is in the same half as Wozniacki and has 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in her quarter.

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

All the active grand slam winners in the men's game are over 30 and one of the most intriguing storylines will be whether the new generation can finally break the stranglehold. "I've had a great off-season and I feel very well prepared".

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka was also among the most notable unseeded players to be placed in the top half of the draw as well, as she will face Laura Siegemund first up as a potenial third-round foe for Osaka. For me it's just taking it day by day, doing the right things, taking even better care of my body.

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