Andy Murray given tricky opening match as he begins comeback in Brisbane

Andy Murray looking up

Andy Murray has been given a tricky opening draw as he begins his comeback quest at the Brisbane International next week.

The former British and world number one will face Australian James Duckworth in the first round, a player he also played – and beat – at the US Open last season.

Should he repeat that win in Brisbane, Daniil Medvedev awaits in the second round.

Kyle Edmund, who has replaced Murray as the top-ranked British male player has received a BYE and will face a qualifier in the second round.

The Brisbane International features a stellar line-up this year as players look to fine-tune their preparations for the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal is not the draw, although Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are not.

Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios will all feature, while the women’s competition includes seven of the world’s top ten players.

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