Melbourne VIC, Australia, 16 January 2015 | AAP

Contesting his record 19th consecutive Australian Open, Lleyton Hewitt will meet Chinese wildcard Zhang Ze in the first round.

Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios drew world No.57 Frederico Delbonis, while fellow teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis has a tough opener against 11th seed Ernests

Bernard Tomic will play German Tobias Kamke in his opener.

Bidding for a record fifth Open title, world No.1 Novak Djokovic will open against a qualifier, with fourth seed and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the same top half of the draw and facing Marsel Ilhan in the first round.

Second seed Roger Federer, also eyeing a fifth crown at Melbourne Park, plays China’s Yen Hsun Lu and could run into old rival Rafael Nadal in a repeat of last year’s semi-final.

Third-seeded Nadal drew dangerous Russian Mikhail Youzhny.