Novak Djokovic

The top seeds for the Australian open have been disclosed, with defending champion, Novak Djokovic, pit against Fernando Verdasco in a mouthwatering first round match.

Verdasco edged out compatriot Rafa Nadal in the opening round in 2016 at Melbourne park.

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And recently, he recorded match points against Djokovic in their clash at the Qatar open.

Angelique Kerber (Photo: AFP)

In the women’s draw, meanwhile, defending champion Angelique Kerber, will play 61st-ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.