Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray faces Roberto Bautista Agut in first round

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Britain's Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund have been handed tricky opening matches at the Australian Open.

Murray, ranked 230th in the world as he continues his comeback from hip surgery, faces Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

Edmund, who reached the semi-finals last year, meets former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych.

Johanna Konta - Britain's leading woman and 2016 semi-finalist - plays home hope Ajla Tomljanovic.

British number two Cameron Norrie takes on American Taylor Fritz, compatriot Katie Boulter faces Ekaterina Makarova and Heather Watson is up against Petra Martic.

Dan Evans and Harriet Dart could increase the number of Britons in the main draw to eight if they win their final qualifying matches.

 

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