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.
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.
India: Sony Six
Japan: NHK, WOWOW, Sportsnavi
Malaysia: Fox Sports
Philippines: Fox Sports
South Korea: Fox Sports, JTBC
Thailand: Fox Sports
Cambodia: Fox Sports
China: CCTV, Guangdong Sports, BTV Sports
Seeding information [Top 10]
|Men's singles||Women'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]
Andrey Kuznetsov v Kei Nishikori - 8am SGT