Djokovic scheduled to play after Ash Barty

Justin Chadwick |

The order of play has been released for the Australian Open, but whether world No.1 Novak Djokovic will be there to follow Ash Barty’s opening match on Rod Laver Arena remains to be seen.

The schedule would normally be unveiled two days before the start of the Australian Open, but the uncertainty surrounding Djokovic’s involvement in the year’s first major was no doubt the reason behind the delay this year.

An order of play was released just after 4pm AEDT on Sunday, with Djokovic’s round one match against fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic scheduled to follow world No.1 Barty’s clash with Lesia Tsurenko on Monday night.