Andy Murray is set to play Karol Beck at the Australian Open. The 23-year-old Scot, seeded fifth, is in the same half of the draw as world number one Nadal.
Fellow British number one Elena Baltacha takes on a qualifier in her opening match in Melbourne.
Britons Anne Keothavong, Heather Watson and Katie O’Brien are still involved in the qualifying tournament.
Murray will play Beck for the first time, with the 28-year-old Slovakian currently ranked 104 in the world.