The 35-year-old Scot, who has been a finalist in Melbourne on five occasions, is currently ranked 49 in the world and is therefore unseeded. This increased the danger of a difficult opening match at the tournament and those fears proved to be founded when he was paired with 13th seed Berrettini, who defeated Murray three times last year, including at the US Open.
Australian Open schedule for Murray
Murray’s match against Berrettini will be played on Tuesday, January 17 at 3.30am GMT
What channel is the Australian Open on in UK?
The tournament is being broadcast live by Eurosport across all its platforms in the UK. Every single match at the tournament is also being broadcast on Discovery+.
How have the other Brits got on so far?