Indian Wells, CA, USA, 9 March 2016 |

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios will received first-round byes at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after being seeded for the year’s first ATP Masters event.

Tomic, the 17th seed, will face in the second round the winner of the match between Rajeev Ram and a qualifier.

No.12 seed Milos Raonic looms in round three.

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Kyrgios, seeded 24th, faces a similarly-tough projected third-round match up against No.13 seed Gael Monfils.

To get there, Kyrgios must first get past the winner of the match between Korean young gun Hyeon Chung and Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Lurking as a potential fourth-round opponent is No.2 seed Andy Murray.

John Millman takes on a qualifier for a crack at 30th seed Steve Johnson, while Groth faces Leonardo Mayer, the winner advancing to a second-round meeting with Viktor Troicki, the 20th seed.

All four Aussies in qualifying – John-Patrick Smith, Matt Barton, Ben Mitchell and Matt Reid – fell at the first hurdle in straight sets.