- Djokovic plays Fernando Verdasco
- Verdasco squandered five match points when they played last week
- Williams plays former top-10 Swiss Belinda Bencic
- Roger Federer in Andy Murray's half
Melbourne (CNN)Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, the most successful players at the Australian Open in the Open Era with six titles apiece, were handed difficult starts in Melbourne this year.