British second seed Andy Murray will face world number one Novak Djokovic in a practice match on Thursday as part of his preparations for the Australian Open.
The three-time Grand Slam champion missed most of last season after undergoing a hip surgery which saw him plummet down the rankings to 230th.
He played just six tournaments in 2018 and had used his protected ranking to enter the first Grand Slam of the year.
The 31-year old will not be seeded in Thursday’s draw for the opening Grand Slam of the year and so is likely to face a top-ranked player in the first round.
Murray has lost four finals to Djokovic at the Australian Open which starts on Monday and will end on the 27th of January.
By Chineze Ogugua