James Duckworth may be ranked 236 spots below his first round opponent — 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal — but John Millman doesn’t think this is a lay down misere for the Spanish superstar.

Duckworth, 26, is the lowest ranked Australian in the men’s draw and was granted a wildcard for the Austrlian Open.

While Millman has been handed an easier path to the second round, with the Queenslander facing Argentine world No. 77 Federico Delbonis on Monday, he believes Duckworth is capable of producing a boil over on day one.

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“I don’t think you can ever write off an Australian,” Millman told Channel Nine ahead of the Australian Open.



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