15 Jan 2012

Ferrer to face world number 69 in Australian Open start

6:05 am on 15 January 2012

The Heineken Open men's tennis champion David Ferrer will face Portugal's world number 69, Rui Machado, in the first round of the Australian Open which starts tomorrow in Melbourne.

Yesterday the Spanish world number five's victory in the final secured his third title in Auckland.

Ferrer was a semi finalist at Melbourne park last year.