Australian Open - Murray to face Harrison

Fri, 13 Jan 02:11:00 2012

Britain's Andy Murray, bidding for a maiden Grand Slam, will begin his Australian Open campaign with a first-round match against American Ryan Harrison.

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Fourth seed Murray takes on the 84th-ranked American as he looks to end Britain’s long wait for a men’s winner in a Grand Slam at Melbourne park.

World number one†Novak Djokovic†will kick off his title defence with a first-round match against 108th-ranked Italian†Paolo Lorenzi.

Second-ranked†Rafael Nadal, the 2009 champion, will have to wait until the weekend to find out his first-round opponent after drawing a qualifier.

World number three†Roger Federer, whose last Grand Slam win was at Melbourne Park in 2010, has also drawn a qualifier.

Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro faces 87th-ranked Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the first round.

Full draw:

1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Paolo Lorenzi (Italy)

Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) v Qualifier

Tatsuma Ito (Japan) v Potito Starace (Italy)

Nicolas Mahut (France) v 29-Radek Stepanek (Czech)

23-Milos Raonic (Canada) v Filippo Volandri (Italy)

Lukas Rosol (Czech) v Philipp Petzschner (Germany)

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (Germany) v Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)

Robin Haase (Netherlands) v 15-Andy Roddick (US)

9-Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) v Dmitry Tursunov (Russia)

Qualifier v James Duckworth (Australia)

Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) v Qualifier

Andreas Seppi (Italy) v 17-Richard Gasquet (France)

27-Juan Ignacio Chela (Argentina) v Michael Russell (US)

Igor Kunitsyn (Russia) v Pablo Andujar (Spain)

Matthias Bachinger (Germany) v Ryan Sweeting (US)

Rui Machado (Portugal) v 5-David Ferrer (Spain)

4-Andy Murray (Britain) v Ryan Harrison (US)

Xavier Malisse (Belgium) v Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France)

Michael Llodra (France) v Ernests Gulbis (Latvia)

Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) v 32-Alex Bogomolov Jr (Russia)

19-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) v Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain)

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) v Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan)

Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) v Dudi Sela (Israel)

Marinko Matosevic (Australia) v 14-Gael Monfils (France)

12-Gilles Simon (France) v Qualifier

Julien Benneteau (France) v Karol Beck (Slovakia)

Joao Souza (Brazil) v Matthew Ebden (Australia)

Stephane Robert (France) v 24-Kei Nishikora (Japan)

26-Marcel Granollers v Jesse Levine (US)

Frederico Gil (Portugal) v Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

Qualifier v Ricardo Mello (Brazil)

Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) v 6-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France)

8-Mardy Fish (US) v Gilles Muller (Luxembourg)

Alejandro Falla, (Colombia) v Fabio Fognini (Italy)

Albert Montanes (Spain) v Pere Riba (Spain)

Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) v 25-Juan Monaco (Argentina)

20-Florian Mayer (Germany) v Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan)

Qualifier v Steve Darcis (Belgium)

Qualifier v Blaz Kavcic (Slovakia)

Adrian Mannarino (France) v 11-Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina)

13-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) v Greg Jones (Australia)

Tobias Kamke (Germany) v Victor Hanescu (Romania)

Kenny De Schepper (France) v Sam Querrey (US)

Bernard Tomic (Australia) v 22-Fernando Verdasco (Spain)

31-Jurgen Melzer (Austria) v Ivo Karlovic (Croatia)

Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) v Qualifier

Eric Prodon (France) v Andreas Beck (Germany)

Qualifier v 3-Roger Federer (Switzerland)

7-Tomas Berdych (Czech) v Albert Ramos (Spain)

Olivier Rochus (Belgium) v Qualifier

Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) v Qualifier

30-Qualifier v Kevin Anderson (South Africa)

21-Stanislas Wawrinka v Benoit Paire (France)

Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) v Benjamin Becker (Germany)

Jeremy Chardy (France) v Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)

Lukasz Kubot (Poland) v 10-Nicolas Almagro (Spain)

16-John Isner (US) v Benjamin Mitchell (Australia)

Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) v David Nalbandian (Argentina)

Flavio Cipolla (Italy) v Nikolay Davydenko (Russia)

Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) v 18-Feliciano Lopez (Spain)

28-Ivan Ljubicic (Croatia) v Qualifier

Qualifier v Donald Young (US)

Tommy Haas (Germany) v Qualifier

Qualifier v Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Reuters

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