Kyrgios has only played four games since Rafael Nadal left the fourth round of the Australian Open last year one in February 2020 and three in a preliminary tournament last week

He will meet the Portuguese qualifier Frederico Ferreira Silva, who will play in his first Grand Slam main draw on his preferred “people’s court” – the John Cain Arena

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While Kyrgios is usually a huge favorite to win the match, all eyes will be on an ongoing knee injury that worried him from the Murray River Open

Elsewhere on the first night, Novak Djokovic’s run begins with an unprecedented ninth Australian Open title at the Rod Laver Arena against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy

Djokovic hit the headlines on Sunday when he told reporters from Kyrgios: “Outside of court, I don’t have much respect for him”

Djokovic and Chardy are in the second game on center court after the young Australian Lizette Cabrera completed a massive test against the world number 12 Simona Halep

It’s Tomic’s second appearance in the main draw of his Home Slam in the past four years.He hasn’t won a game at Melbourne Park since 2017

The eyes of the tennis purists will be on Show Court 1, where two future Grand Slam title contenders with NrDenis Shapovalov with 11 seeds will meet Italian teenage sensation Jannik Sinner

in the second game of the night

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