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Australian Open - Mens' Draw

By Laura Gardiner
11 January 2013 11:19AM EST

DEFENDING Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has an easy first-up task after drawing little-known Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in the opening round of the first grand slam of this year.

Veteran Swiss great Roger Federer also drew a relatively unknown opponent, in Frenchman Benoit Paire, at the glamorous Australian Open draw at Melbourne's Crown Casino on Friday.

Federer also drew on the same half as British champion Andy Murray, who will face Dutch World No.54 Robin Haase in the first tie.

In sobering news for in-form Aussie battler Lleyton Hewitt, the veteran drew a seeded player for his first-up clash, in World No.8 Janko Tipseravic.

Hewitt also drew on the same side as Serbian superstar Djokovic, in what shapes as a difficult run in his 17th Australian Open campaign. 

Wayward Australian talent Bernard Tomic will face Argentine Leonardo Mayer in his first-round tie, while Australian No.1 Marinko Matosevic will meet Marin Cilic.

Australian Open men's draw - 2013:

Round 1

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1]

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

 

Ryan Harrison (USA) 

Santiago Giraldo (COL)

 

Qualifier 

Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

 

Viktor Troicki (SRB) 

Radek Stepanek (CZE) [31]

 

Sam Querrey (USA) [20] 

Qualifier

 

Qualifier 

Brian Baker (USA)

 

Tobias Kamke (GER) 

Flavio Cipolla (ITA)

 

Qualifier

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [15]

 

Juan Monaco (ARG) [11] 

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)

 

Kevin Anderson (RSA) 

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)

 

Xavier Malisse (BEL) 

Pablo Andujar (ESP)

 

David Goffin (BEL) 

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) [22]

 

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) [26] 

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

 

Fabio Fognini (ITA) 

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)

 

Qualifier 

Guillaume Rufin (FRA)

 

Michael Russell (USA) 

Tomas Berdych (CZE) [5]

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David Ferrer (ESP) [4]

Olivier Rochus (BEL)

 

Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

Qualifier

 

John Millman (AUS) 

Tatsuma Ito (JPN)

 

Albert Ramos (ESP) 

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) [28]

 

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [23] 

Matthew Ebden (AUS)

 

Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 

Adrian Ungur (ROU)

 

Qualifier 

Carlos Berlocq (ARG)

 

Victor Hanescu (ROU) 

Kei Nishikori (JPN) [16]

 

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) [10] 

Qualifier

 

Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 

Lukasz Kubot (POL)

 

Bjorn Phau (GER) 

Somdev Devvarman (IND)

 

Simone Bolelli (ITA) 

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [24]

 

Julien Benneteau (FRA) [32] 

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

 

Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 

Qualifier

 

Lukas Lacko (SVK) 

Gilles Muller (LUX)

 

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [8]

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Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [6]

Qualifier

 

Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 

Benjamin Becker (GER)

 

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 

Qualifier

 

Grega Zemlja (SLO) 

Marcel Granollers (ESP) [30]

 

Andreas Seppi (ITA) [21] 

Horacio Zeballos (ARG)

 

Igor Sijsling (NED) 

Denis Istomin (UZB)

 

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 

Qualifier

 

Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 

Marin Cilic (CRO) [12]

 

Gilles Simon (FRA) [14] 

Filippo Volandri (ITA)

 

Tommy Robredo (ESP) 

Jesse Levine (CAN)

 

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)

 

Gael Monfils (FRA) 

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [18]

 

Florian Mayer (GER) [25] 

Rhyne Williams (USA)

 

Qualifier 

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

 

Joao Sousa (POR) 

John-Patrick Smith (AUS)

 

Robin Haase (NED) 

Andy Murray (GBR) [3]

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [7]

Michael Llodra (FRA)

 

Go Soeda (JPN) 

Luke Saville (AUS)

 

James Duckworth (AUS) 

Benjamin Mitchell (AUS)

 

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) [29]

 

Tommy Haas (GER) [19] 

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

 

Ivan Dodig (CRO) 

Di Wu (CHN)

 

Josselin Ouanna (FRA) 

Alejandro Falla (COL)

 

Albert Montanes (ESP) 

Richard Gasquet (FRA) [9]

 

Milos Raonic (CAN) [13] 

Jan Hajek (CZE)

 

Qualifier 

Lukas Rosol (CZE)

 

Qualifier 

Guido Pella (ARG)

 

Steve Darcis (BEL) 

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [17]

 

Martin Klizan (SVK) [27] 

Qualifier

 

Bernard Tomic (AUS) 

Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

 

Qualifier 

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

 

Benoit Paire (FRA) 

Roger Federer (SUI) [2]

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