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Competition: Australian Open 2017

Date: 14 to 29 January

Time: Morning session - From 8am SGT

Evening session - From 3pm SGT

Venue: Melbourne Park

TV Channel: In Singapore, Fox Sports will provide live TV coverage.

Live Streaming: The matches can be watched live online at AO TV Live, Watch ESPN, Tennis Channel Live

Overview

Sir Andy Murray enters a Grand Slam field as the top-seeded player for the first time in his career and the Brit will look to continue his good run after rising to the top of the ATP rankings in 2016.

Murray, who is eyeing his fourth major and a first title at Australia, is likely to face 17th-seed Roger Federer, who is making his comeback after a long injury layoff, in the quarter-final if both of them manage to reach the stage. While the world number one will open against Ukraine's Illya Marchenko, the Swiss legend will kick off against Jurgen Melzer.

Bidding to stop Murray's dream run is second seed Novak Djokovic, who is fresh from his success against the Brit in Qatar earlier this month. The Serb will be eyeing a record seventh title in Australia and will face Fernando Verdasco in the first round. Notably, Djokovic conceded five match points before sealing the Qatar semi-final against the Spaniard, who also knocked out Rafael Nadal from Australian Open last year.

Nadal, who is also on a comeback trail, is seeded ninth and will face Florian Mayer on the opening day. The 30-year-old was knocked out by Milos Raonic in the third round of Brisbane International earlier this month. The Canadian, who is the third seed, will also look to start the year by making a big impact in Australia.

On the other hand, defending champion Angelique Kerber is the top seed for the event the German will see stiff competition from a fit-again Serena Williams.

TV Schedule

Australia: Seven

India: Sony Six

Japan: NHK, WOWOW, Sportsnavi

Malaysia: Fox Sports

US: ESPN

UK: Eurosport

Philippines: Fox Sports

South Korea: Fox Sports, JTBC

Thailand: Fox Sports

Cambodia: Fox Sports

China: CCTV, Guangdong Sports, BTV Sports

France: Eurosport

Spain: Eurosport

Germany: Eurosport

Seeding information [Top 10]

Men's singlesWomen's singles
1. Andy Murray2. Novak Djokovic3. Milos Raonic4. Stan Wawrinka

5. Kei Nishikori

6. Gael Monfils

7. Marin Cilic

8. Dominic Thiem

9. Rafael Nadal

10. Tomas Berdych

1. Angelique Kerber2. Serena Williams3. Agnieszka Radwanska4.Simona Halep

5. Karolina Pliskova

6. Dominika Cibulkova

7. Garbine Muguruza

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova

9. Johanna Konta

10. Carla Navarro

Opening Day Schedule of key matches [16 January, Monday]

Rod Laver Arena

Venus Williams v Kateryna Kozlova [Not before 8am SGT]

Andy Murray v Illya Marchenko [Not before 8am SGT]

Angelique Kerber v Lesia Tsurenko - 3pm SGT

Roger Federer v Jurgen Melzer [Not before 3pm SGT]

Margaret Court Arena

Stan Wawrinka v Martin Klizan [Not before 3pm SGT]

Hisense Arena

Andrey Kuznetsov v Kei Nishikori - 8am SGT