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Murray faces Haase in Oz Open

Andy Murray has been handed a tough draw at the Australian Open as he bids to follow up his maiden grand slam title in New York with success in Melbourne.

Third seed Murray was paired with Dutchman Robin Haase in a first-round clash which will take place on Tuesday.

And while his subsequent three matches -- he is then seeded to face Joao Sousa, Florian Mayer and Gilles Simon -- are unlikely to pose too many problems for the US Open and Olympic champion, the likely quarter-final match-up with big-hitting Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro looks tricky.

From then, he is scheduled to meet 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer, with two-time defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic a possible final foe.

Although Murray will have privately mapped his route to the latter stages, the 25-year-old insists he is not looking past his clash with world number 54 Haase, against whom he has a 1-1 record.

Murray said: "It sounds like a cliché, but I don't really ever look beyond the first round of the draws.

"The strength of the men's game right now means it's dangerous to look too far ahead, so I'm happy taking it match by match."