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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Kyrgios and Tomic handed horror first-round draw


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Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been dealt a nightmare draw in the 2019 Australian Open.

At the announcement of the official draw on Thursday, Kyrgios' first-round opponent was revealed as Canadian big man Milos Raonic, while Tomic was pitted against last year's runner up Marin Cilic.

Elsewhere in the draw, James Duckworth was also dealt a horror first round opponent, set to face the second-seeded Rafael Nadal in the first round.

Australia's top ranked men's player Alex de Minaur also found out his first-round opponent, Portugal's Pedro Sousa.

All Australian Men's first round matchups

Nick Kyrgios v Milos Raonis (16)
Bernard Tomic v Marin Cilic (6)
James Duckworth v Rafael Nadal (2)
Alex de Minaur (27) v Pedro Sousa
John Millman v Federico Delbonis
Matthew Ebden v Jan-Lennard Struff
Mar Polmans v Denis Kudla
Jordan Thompson v Lopez
Jason Kubler v Thomas Fabbiano
Alexei Popyrin v Mischa Zverev
Alex Bolt v Jack Sock

Men's Top 10 Seeds

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Qualifier
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) v James Duckworth (AUS)
3. Roger Federer (SUI) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
4. Alexander Zverev (GER) v Aljaz Bedene (SLO)
5. Kevin Anderson (RSA) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
6. Marin Cilic (CRO) v Bernard Tomic (AUS)
7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) v Benoit Paire (FRA)
8. Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Qualifier
9. John Isner (USA) v Reilly Opelka (USA)
10. Karen Khachanov (RUS) v Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

- More to come

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been dealt a nightmare draw in the 2019 Australian Open.

At the announcement of the official draw on Thursday, Kyrgios' first-round opponent was revealed as Canadian big man Milos Raonic, while Tomic was pitted against last year's runner up Marin Cilic.

Elsewhere in the draw, James Duckworth was also dealt a horror first round opponent, set to face the second-seeded Rafael Nadal in the first round.

Australia's top ranked men's player Alex de Minaur also found out his first-round opponent, Portugal's Pedro Sousa.

All Australian Men's first round matchups

Nick Kyrgios v Milos Raonis (16)
Bernard Tomic v Marin Cilic (6)
James Duckworth v Rafael Nadal (2)
Alex de Minaur (27) v Pedro Sousa
John Millman v Federico Delbonis
Matthew Ebden v Jan-Lennard Struff
Mar Polmans v Denis Kudla
Jordan Thompson v Lopez
Jason Kubler v Thomas Fabbiano
Alexei Popyrin v Mischa Zverev
Alex Bolt v Jack Sock

Men's Top 10 Seeds

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Qualifier
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) v James Duckworth (AUS)
3. Roger Federer (SUI) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
4. Alexander Zverev (GER) v Aljaz Bedene (SLO)
5. Kevin Anderson (RSA) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
6. Marin Cilic (CRO) v Bernard Tomic (AUS)
7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) v Benoit Paire (FRA)
8. Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Qualifier
9. John Isner (USA) v Reilly Opelka (USA)
10. Karen Khachanov (RUS) v Peter Gojowczyk (GER)

- More to come

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