Melbourne VIC, Australia, 15 October 2018 |

There could be several all-Aussie matches this week in Stockholm if results fall a certain way.

Australia’s No.1 in the men’s rankings, Alex De Minaur, will face compatriot Matt Ebden should both win their first-round matches at the ATP 250 event on indoor hard courts.

Ebden must first get past No.8 seed Fernando Verdasco while De Minaur opens against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.

> ATP Stockholm main draw

One of them could face John Millman in the quarterfinals; Millman has drawn a qualifier in the first round and with a win would set up a meeting with third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Alexei Popyrin is a win away from joining his countrymen in the main draw; he beat in-form American Michael Mmoh in the first round of qualifying and now plays Matthias Bachinger in the final round.

> ATP Stockholm qualifying draw

Bernard Tomic was unfortunately forced to retire in the second set of his first-round qualifying match against Oscar Otte due to a shoulder injury.

At the joint ATP/WTA event in Moscow, three more Aussies are vying for a strong run.

Nick Kyrgios, Daria Gavrilova and Ajla Tomljanovic have headed to the tournament known as the Kremlin Cup, which is also played on indoor hard courts.

> ATP Kremlin Cup main draw

Kyrgios is the fifth seed in the men’s draw and opens against local Andrey Rublev; he is projected to meet another impressive young Russian, No.3 seed Karen Khachanov, in the quarterfinals.

Gavrilova has drawn a qualifier as her first-round opponent while Tomljanovic plays Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a shot at world No.1 Simona Halep in the second round.

> WTA Kremlin Cup main draw

Tomljanovic extended Halep to three punishing sets when they last met at the same stage of the US Open tune-up in Cincinnati.