The British No.1, seeded second, was likewise attracted the same half as Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka and Spain's Rafael Nadal. He could meet either player in the semi-finals, in spite of the fact that Wawrinka is seeded four to Nadal's five.
Watch Australian Open Tennis 2017 Live StreamingMurray is offering to secure a third grand slam title of his profession and his first in Melbourne. He has come to four Australian Open finals, however has lost all of them, including a year ago, in four sets, against Novak Djokovic. The Serb, the top seed, will play Roger Federer, seeded three, in the event that they both achieve the semi-finals australian open 2017.
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Australian Open 2017 Men’s Singles DrawMaintaining a strategic distance from Federer and Djokovic until the last is a reward for Murray however he confronts a potential test in the fourth round against the enormous serving Australian Bernard Tomic, with the Spaniard David Ferrer a conceivable quarter-last rival.
Before then, the 28-year-old must overcome Zverev, whom he has never confronted in an expert match. The 18-year-old, who is 6ft 6in and positioned 83rd on the planet, is broadly viewed as one of the diversion's rising stars. A year ago in Washington he beat the world's No.12 Kevin Anderson, the dangerous South African who thumped Murray out of the US Open. England's Dan Evans has one additionally qualifying match to play before assuming his position in the main draw of Australian Open 2017 Live.