British males’s primary Norrie, seeded nineteenth, begins at 11:00 native time in Melbourne (00:00 GMT) in opposition to Italian qualifier Giulio Zeppieri.
Norrie stated he’s searching for “some revenge” in opposition to the 22-year-old world quantity 133 after profitable simply 4 video games in opposition to him on the Rome clay in 2020.
“He competes rather well and sort of performs a little bit bit just like me. It is positively going to be a troublesome match,” Norrie stated.
Boulter, who has taken over as Britain’s ladies’s primary, faces Chinese language twelfth seed Zheng Qinwen straight after on the three,000-capacity small show-court.
If Boulter wins, Raducanu could have the prospect afterwards to arrange an all-British match in opposition to her within the third spherical.
Draper performs American 14th seed Tommy Paul on Kia Enviornment – the venue’s fourth largest court docket which holds 5,000 – at about 13:00 native time (02:00 GMT).
Paul was a semi-finalist in Melbourne final 12 months, however 22-year-old Draper beat him on his strategy to the Adelaide ultimate final week.
“Clearly 5 units is totally different and it looks like he does nicely within the Slams fairly repeatedly,” stated Draper, who additionally received their different assembly in 2023.
“I believe it positively does assist having performed him twice and received twice.”