2024 Australian Open Draw: Emma Raducanu Faces Shelby Rogers, Andy Murray to Play Tomas Martin Etcheverry
Emma Raducanu will face Shelby Rogers in the first round of the Australian Open, while Andy Murray will take on Tomas Martin Etcheverry. Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka each draw qualifiers in their opening matches.
Emma Raducanu to Face Shelby Rogers
Emma Raducanu, the former US Open champion, will make her Grand Slam return at the Australian Open by taking on American player Shelby Rogers in the first round. Raducanu famously beat Rogers during her run at Flushing Meadows in 2021.
This will be a familiar match-up for Raducanu, and it will be interesting to see if she can replicate her success against Rogers once again. The 21-year-old has been showing promise since her comeback and could make a strong start to the 2024 season with a win in Melbourne.
Andy Murray's Tough Draw
Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion, has been drawn against the 30th-ranked Argentine player Tomas Martin Etcheverry. Murray is the only British player to face a seed in the first round, and if he advances, he may have to play Novak Djokovic in the third round.
It will be a challenging match for Murray, but the British tennis star has proven his resilience time and time again. With his experience and determination, Murray could make a strong showing in Melbourne and surprise his opponents.
Other British Players' Draws
Cam Norrie, the British No. 1 and 19th seed, will face Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas. Jack Draper, a 22-year-old talent, will play against American player Marcos Giron, while Dan Evans takes on Italian player Lorenzo Sonego.
The British women have also received favorable draws, with Katie Boulter facing China's Yue Yuan and Jodie Burrage playing against Germany's Tamara Korpatsch. Francesca Jones and Oliver Crawford, who recently switched allegiance from the US to Britain, have a chance to qualify for the main draw.