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  • Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) talks with Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during a practice session ahead of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park (Getty)Source: Getty
By
Christophe Mallet, Dario Castaldo

17 Jan 2016 - 10:19 PM  UPDATED 18 Jan 2016 - 11:22 AM

First .. Let's have a look at what the Aussies are up to today, on Day 1 of the Australian Open.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is bidding to equal Roy Emerson’s record of 6 Australian Open titles.

Lleyton Hewitt’s 2002 Wimbledon title marked the last time an Australian man lifted a Grand Slam trophy.

The Adelaide native is making is his 20th and last appearance in Melbourne.

World number 3 Roger Federer said Hewitt made him a better player and acknowledged the Aussie’s place amongst the greatest of his generation.

The Swiss Maestro is playing his 67th Grand Slam, having won a record 17 titles.

18 year old Melbourne native Omar Jasika will mark his debut in a major event thanks to a wild card.

The former US Open junior champion is looking forward to playing in from of a home crowd.

Play starts on Rod Laver Arena at 11am with Luksika Kumkhum vs Petra Kvitova