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Davis Cup: World no.1 Andy Murray to return to action in quarter-finals against France

Davis Cup: World no.1 Andy Murray to return to action in quarter-finals against France

Murray was instrumental in Britain winning the Davis Cup in 2015 when he won all 11 rubbers in four rounds.

Davis Cup 2017: Novak Djokovic gives Serbia early lead; champions Argentina suffer slump against Italy

Davis Cup 2017: Novak Djokovic gives Serbia early lead; champions Argentina suffer slump against Italy

Djokovic, dropped the first set and was 0-3 down in the second against promising 20-year-old Daniil Medvedev in Nis.

Davis Cup 2017: Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios in lead roles at star-stripped tournament

Davis Cup 2017: Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios in lead roles at star-stripped tournament

 Australian Open champion Roger Federer and world number three Stan Wawrinka miss Switzerland`s tie in the United States.

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats old nemesis Rafael Nadal in epic five-setter to clinch record-extending 18th Grand Slam

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats old nemesis Rafael Nadal in epic five-setter to clinch record-extending 18th Grand Slam

The Swiss marvel also became the oldest man in the post-1968 Open era to win a major final since Australia`s Ken Rosewall at the 1972 Australian Open.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal needs to beat Grigor Dimitrov to set up high-voltage final against old nemesis Roger Federer

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal needs to beat Grigor Dimitrov to set up high-voltage final against old nemesis Roger Federer

Nadal, 30, has looked fit and aggressive, in beating third seed Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Alexander Zverev.

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov - PREVIEW

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov - PREVIEW

The 2009 winner is 7-1 in his matches with Dimitrov, including a four-set quarter-final win at the Australian Open three years ago.

Australian Open Preview: Roger Federer to battle Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss semifinal

Australian Open Preview: Roger Federer to battle Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss semifinal

Federer is looking to become the second oldest man in the Open era after Ken Rosewall (at 37) to win a Grand Slam title.

Davis Cup: World No. 1 Andy Murray left out of Great Britain's initial 4-man team

Davis Cup: World No. 1 Andy Murray left out of Great Britain's initial 4-man team

In Murray`s expected absence, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot are due to line up for Britain at the TD Place Arena.

Australian Open 2017, Day 7: Top seeds Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber crash out; veterans Roger Federer, Venus Williams in quarters

Australian Open 2017, Day 7: Top seeds Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber crash out; veterans Roger Federer, Venus Williams in quarters

Murray was stunned by 50th-ranked serve-and-volley specialist Zverev before Kerber tamely succumbed to Vandeweghe.

Australian Open: Roger Federer downs Kei Nishikori to reach quarters

Australian Open: Roger Federer downs Kei Nishikori to reach quarters

Federer will now play Andy Murray`s conqueror Mischa Zverev after winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open: World No. 1 Andy Murray knocked out by Mischa Zverev in 4th round

Australian Open: World No. 1 Andy Murray knocked out by Mischa Zverev in 4th round

Zverev will face either Roger Federer or Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals.

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Murray and Federer had both watched from afar on Thursday as Djokovic, the defending champion and six-time winner, suffered a stunning defeat to 117th-ranked Denis Istomin.

Aus Open'17: Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey in straight sets to reach fourth round of grand slam

Aus Open'17: Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey in straight sets to reach fourth round of grand slam

Seeking his maiden title in Melbourne after five losses in the final, Murray was made to work hard to close out victory in the third set.

Australian Open, Day 4: Novak Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena Williams in control

Australian Open, Day 4: Novak Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena Williams in control

With Istomin inspired, the defending champion sent down 72 unforced errors as he lost 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the second round.

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Tennis legend John McEnroe said Kyrgios`s lack of effort was a "black eye for the sport".

Australian Open: Heat is on as Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber, other top seeds struggle on opening day

Australian Open: Heat is on as Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber, other top seeds struggle on opening day

Earlier, players draped themselves with towels packed with ice on a sweltering afternoon. Temperatures are set to rise further on Tuesday to a sizzling 38 Celsius.

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Seeded 17th after six months away from the sport nursing a knee injury, Federer`s first round match against Austrian qualifier Melzer.

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Andy Murray sets out tomorrow to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament's greatest champion of all-time.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Djokovic, has a tough first-round against experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who has beaten Djokovic four times in their 13 encounters.

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

The winners, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on February 14.