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Rafael Nadal will have to be at his best to get the better of home hope Bernard Tomic in the first round of the Australian Open. Reuters

After Novak Djokovic breezed through to the second round of the Australian Open, Day 2 will witness the other three of the big four in men's tennis begin their campaigns.

Where to Watch Live

The second day is scheduled for an 11 am local time (5.30 am IST) start with live coverage on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD2 in India. The matches can also be live streamed online HERE. Catch the action in the US via live streaming HERE. UK viewers can live stream the matches HERE and HERE.

Rafael Nadal is set to go toe to toe with local favourite Bernard Tomic in round one, while Andy Murray takes on Go Soeda of Japan.

First up among the three will be Roger Federer, who will look to begin his partnership with former great Stefan Edberg on a winning note, with Australian James Duckworth the first obstacle.

"I am doing it because I really think I can make a little difference," Edberg said on Monday. "If I can make a little difference, maybe that will take him back where he was.

"Roger has to do the work on the court but it's maybe just a different voice, different opinions and obviously I've been in this situation before, in the big tournaments.

"Tennis-wise he's such a great player but there are always many things you can work on, maybe minor things in his game.

"It's going to be a tough road but I still believe he's good enough on a given day to beat anybody. If he could win a slam here this year, it would be great but it's a tough task, a lot of good players."

Murray is ready for action after recovering from a back problem which kept him out for a considerable period of time last year, even if the Brit knows there will be aspects of his game which he will need to iron out with time following such a long layoff.

"Decision making -- understanding how to play certain stages and certain points in the match [is one of the things to get used to]," Murray told BBC Sport.

"Movement and anticipation can also take a bit of time to get used to again, and then here we are going to be playing in 40 degree heat so you can't prepare for that. It doesn't matter who you are - it's going to be horrible."

Soeda, coached by former Italian tennis player Davide Sanguinetti, has been asked to rough his game up a little, to rattle his opponents. "Davide says that I need to be more Italian, like cheat or something," Soeda joked. "But I am too polite.

"He always tells me I need to make myself bigger on court, to show my opponent. I'm getting better at doing it but I need to do it more.

"Sometimes I do lose my temper on court, like an Italian. I think Andy is a bit like me in temperament."

But the match of the day will be the first to be played in the night session at the Rod Laver Arena, with Nadal coming up against Tomic, who on his day is capable of beating anyone.

"I have to sort of, you know, stay patient and not lose my head too early, not go for broke and think you have to go for everything, because you really don't," Tomic said.

"He's going to be very intimidating to play. You just have to stay with him. I mean, he is human. He does [make] mistakes, obviously not as much as the other players, but I've got to play very, very good tennis to have any chance."

In the women's draw, defending champion Victoria Azarenka locks horns with Johanna Larsson of Sweden in the opening match at the Rod Laver Arena, while Maria Sharapova is scheduled to end Day 2 with a match against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.