Andy Murray makes injury return on New Years Day in Brisbane

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Andy Murray will see in the New Year in Brisbane (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta may have to curb their New Years celebrations but British tennis fans enjoying a late night may find the scheduling of the Brisbane International to their liking.

The pair are in action in the day session in Australia, with Konta opening the play at 1am UK time against former US Open champion and world No. 6 Sloane Stephens.

Andy Murray – who climbed some 16 places in the rankings last night despite not playing a match due to the introduction of the new ITF rankings system – follows his compatriot on the Pat Rafter Arena, facing Aussie wildcard James Duckworth in a match that wont start before 3am UK time.

Konta is in action (Picture: Getty Images)

In a stacked line-up, home favourite Nick Kyrgios is up next against American Ryan Harrison before reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka takes on Australian qualifier Destanee Aiava.

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Alex de Minaur rounds up the action on Rafter, taking on Alexei Popyrin.

Brisbane International singles schedule NYD

Pat Rafter Arena (from 1am UK time)

Stephens v Konta
Duckworth v Murray
Kyrgios v Harrison
Aiava v Osaka
De Minaur v Popyrin

Court 1

Fritz v Kudla
Sevastova v Gavrilova
Collins v Kvitova
Kokkinakkis v Tsonga
Bolt v Thompson
Birrell v Tsurenko

Court 2

Siniakova v Tomljanovic
Chardy v Struff
Sasnovich v Potapova

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