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Djokovic plays Lorenzi in 1st round, could meet Murray in Australian Open semis

01/12/2012 07:08 EST | Updated 03/13/2012 05:12 EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia - Defending champion Novak Djokovic could meet Andy Murray, the man he beat in last year's Australian Open final, in the semifinals and Roger Federer could play Rafael Nadal at the same stage after the draw was held Friday at Melbourne Park.

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

Murray, who will attempt to win his first Grand Slam in three finals attempts, takes on Ryan Harrison of the United States while Federer takes on a qualifier in attempt to win the Australian Open for the fifth time.

Andy Roddick could play Lleyton Hewitt in the second round.

No. 23-seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will face unseeded Filippo Volandri of Italy.

Peter Polansky also of Thornhill, Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C. and Pierre-Ludovic Duclos of Ste-Foy, Que., may yet qualify for the tournament.

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