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2019 Australian Open draw: Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic dealt horror first ...


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.


Australia's top ranked men's player Alex de Minaur found out his first-round opponent too, Portugal's world No.103 Pedro Sousa, and could also face Nadal later in the tournament.


(AAP)Australian No.2 Daria Gavrilova starts her Open campaign against Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, Ajla Tomljanovic faces Britain's Sydney-born 2017 semi-finalist Johanna Konta and veteran Samantha Stosur meets Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska first-up.


Thanasi Kokkinakis, Astra Sharma and Naiktha Bains could boost the local representation in the main draws to 23 on Friday when they play final-round qualifying matches at Melbourne Park.


Nick Kyrgios v Milos Raonis (16)Bernard Tomic v Marin Cilic (6)James Duckworth v Rafael Nadal (2)Alex de Minaur (27) v Pedro SousaJohn Millman v Federico DelbonisMatthew Ebden v Jan-Lennard StruffMarc Polmans v Denis KudlaJordan Thompson v Feliciano LopezJason Kubler v Thomas FabbianoAlexei Popyrin v Mischa ZverevAlex Bolt v Jack Sock


Ashleigh Barty (15) v Luksika KumkhumDestanee Aiava v Madison Keys (17)Samantha Stosur v Dayana YastremskaDaria Gavrilova v Tamara ZidansekAjla Tomljanovic v Johanna KontaPriscilla Hon v QualifierKimberly Birrell v QualifierZoe Hives v Bethanie Mattek-SandsEllen Perez v Wang Qiang






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