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Who are the eight Brits in action in Melbourne and when does Andy Murray play?

The Scot, who plans to quit at some stage over the next six months, will face Spaniard Roberto Baustista Agut, the No.22 seed, in the first round from 6pm local time (7am GMT) on the Melbourne Arena.

If it proves to be the final match of his career, then Murray will welcome the fact it is a night-time scheduling rather than in the baking hot afternoon.

There are eight Brits involved in Melbourne

and seven of them play on the opening day. The tournament is being shown live on Eurosport and via the Eurosport Player.

Britain’s No.1 male tennis star Kyle Edmund is third up on the Melbourne Arena against Czech Tomas Berdych, a former Top-10 player.

For those scheduled to play in the morning and afternoon, they should feel hot under the collar as temperatures are set to rise to 35 DEGREES!

Harriet Dart will need to wear a hat and lots of sunscream as she is first up on the opening day with a plum tie against her hero Maria Sharapova.

The 22-year-old from London, who came through qualifying, is making only her second Grand Slam appearance.

This will be first up on the Rod Laver Arena – the Australian Open’s version of Centre Court – from 11am local time (12am GMT).

Katie Boutler will be on at the same time as she plays Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Court 12.

Cameron Norrie is on the same court against American Taylor Fritz not before 5pm (6am GMT).

Heather Watson has a 11am (12am GMT) start when she takes on Croatia Petra Martic on Court 14.

Qualifier Dan Evans, returning to elite level after his cocaine ban ended last year, plays third on Court 19 against Japan’s Tatsuma Ito.
Jo Konta is the sole Brit to have an extra day’s rest and practice as she plays on Tuesday against Australian Ajla Tomljanović.

Let’s hope by the time she reaches the court she is not the sole Brit remaining!

Elsewhere Roger Federer plays Uzbekistani Denis Istomin in the evening on Rod Laver Arena on Monday. Rafa Nadal is second on the same court when he plays Australian James Duckworth.

Novak Djokovic's match with American qualifier Mitchell Krueger is likely to get top showing on the Tuesday.

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