Novak Djokovic to face Paolo Lorenzi

Updated: January 13, 2012, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic could meet Andy Murray, his opponent in last year's Australian Open final, and Roger Federer could face Rafael Nadal in two marquee semifinals based on the draw that was held Friday at Melbourne Park.

Top-seeded Djokovic will play Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the first round and No. 2 seed Nadal has drawn a qualifier.

Murray, looking to win his first Australian Open after two straight losses in the finals, opens against Ryan Harrison of the United States. Federer faces a qualifier as he goes for his fifth title.

Andy Roddick could play Lleyton Hewitt in the second round.


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