15 January 2016 | AAP and David Packman

Lleyton Hewitt will take on countryman James Duckworth in the first round of his 20th and last Australian Open campaign.

If Hewitt can get past his part-time hitting partner, the former world No.1 will likely face Spanish eighth seed David Ferrer in the second round.

Bernard Tomic, the men’s 16th seed, opens against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, and faces a potential fourth-round showdown with world No.2 Andy Murray.

Nick Kyrgios has drawn Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in his opener, with his first major test likely to come in the third round against Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych.

If he matches his quarterfinal run of last year, Kyrgios is projected to joust with four-time champion Roger Federer for a place in the last four.

Sam Groth will face Frenchman Adrian Mannarino before a potential showdown with Murray while John Millman meets Argentine Diego Schwartzman.

Wildcards Matt Ebden and Jordan Thompson play Spaniard Marcel Granollers and Thomaz Belluci of Brazil respectively.

Teenage Melburnian Omar Jasika has drawn Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko with the winner of the first-round blockbuster between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcos Baghdatis waiting in the wings.

Australian women’s No.1 Samantha Stosur meets a qualifier first up.

Stosur could run into Monica Puig, the Puerto Rican who knocked Australia’s one-time US Open champion out of the Apia International Sydney this week, in round two and then fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in round three.

Australian No.2 Daria Gavrilova faces Lucie Hradecka and could strike another Czech, sixth seed Petra Kvitova in the second round.

Croatian-born Australian and world No.68 Alja Tomljanovic will look to get past Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko and set up a potential second round encounter with veteran Russian and 23rd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Wildcards Tammi Patterson, Maddison Inglis and Kimberly Birrell didn’t fare quite so well, with each facing seeds in their opening rounds. Patterson will take on Serbian 20th seed, Anna Ivanovic, Inglis meets Russian 21st seed and 2015 semifinalist Ekaterina Makarova while Birrell opposes big-serving ninth seed Karolina Pliskova.

Jarmila Wolfe will open her campaign against a qualifier before facing the winner of Patterson and Ivanovic.

Finally, teen wildcard Priscilla Hon takes on German Annika Beck and West Australian Storm Sanders has drawn experienced Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru.