Murray to start against Soeda

TENNIS: World No4 Andy Murray has been drawn to play Japan’s Go Soeda in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins on Monday. The Scot has been placed in the same half of the draw as world No1 Rafael Nadal and 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer. Meanwhile, British No1 Laura Robson will meet world No19 Kirsten Flipkens, who reached last year’s Wimbledon semi-final.