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Order of Play and ESPN3 Stream: Australian Open 2017 Day 1

MELBOURNE, Australia – The following is the order of play on the highlighted show courts on day one of Australian Open 2017 at Melbourne Park on Monday.

The Opening day will see men’s top-seed Andy Murry of Great Britain and Angelique Kerber of Germany, the women’s No. 1 seed both in action.

Murray will open against Illya Marchenko of Ukraine at Rod Laver Arena, while Kerber takes on Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in her first match at the tournament.

Murray, who is hoping to end his disappointing run in Melbourne, is expected to be in a battle with Marchenko.

The Great Britain star heads into Australian Open 2017 on great form, despite losing to Novak Djokovic at the Qatar Open earlier this month.

“[Getting to No.1] just felt like a reward for years of hard work,” Murray said last week. “I had never expected it.

“I had always been behind some of the great players of all time. It wasn’t really on my radar and it just happened.

“I love this event. I have been really close a number of times – it has just never happened for me, but I don’t think that will change my mindset so much coming into the event this year.”

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Australian Open 2017 Fixtures

Started at 7:00 PM ET

ROD LAVER ARENA

Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat 4-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-3, 61
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) v 13-Venus Williams (U.S.)
1-Andy Murray (Britain) v Illya Marchenko (Ukraine)

Not before 3 a.m. ET:

1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) v Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine)
Jurgen Melzer (Austria) v 17-Roger Federer (Switzerland)

MARGARET COURT ARENA

Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) v 7-Garbine Muguruza (Spain)
27-Bernard Tomic (Australia) v Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil)
Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) v 15-Roberta Vinci (Italy)

Not before 3 a.m. ET:

4-Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) v Martin Klizan (Slovakia)
Louisa Chirico (U.S.) v Eugenie Bouchard (Canada)

HISENSE ARENA

Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) v 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan)
Ashleigh Barty (Australia) v Annika Beck (Germany)
Mariana Duque-Marino (Colombia) v 8-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)

Not before 2:30 a.m. ET:

Gastao Elias (Portugal) v 14-Nick Kyrgios (Australia)

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