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Top Seed Nadal Eases Through to Second Round

Top Seed Nadal Eases Through to Second Round

The Spaniard, playing his first tournament match since suffering a knee injury in November, won 6-1 6-1 6-1 in 94 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

The high point of the match for Estrella Burgess came in a marathon sixth game of the second set when the 37-year-old broke Nadal with his sixth break point.

After last year's throwback season, when Federer and Nadal shared the slams between them, can the old guard continue to dominate or will new challengers emerge at last?

U.S. Open champion Stephens was the first American to fall, losing 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 loss to No. 34-ranked Zhang Shuai, followed by Williams and No. 10-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe, a semifinalist here and at the U.S. Open previous year, who was feeling sick and frustrated in her match which Timea Babos rallied to win 7-6 (4), 6-2.

"I always have doubts, but at the same time I have confidence that I was ready to start the tournament and that was the case".

"The things that I need to improve, the matches will give me that, no?" 2018 Australian Open live streaming, Rafael Nadal vs Leonardo Mayer live streaming, Rafael Nadal live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows.

Edmund showed remarkable defiance to see off the South African 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4, twice trailing by a set and then recovering from a 2-0 deficit in the final set.

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In the night session Grigor Dimitrov will face Mackenzie McDonald. "Victories are the most important thing now".

Third seed Dimitrov built on his ATP Finals success a year ago, beating Dennis Novak 6-3 6-2 6-1, and Tsonga joined him in the next round with a win over Kevin King.

Like Dimitrov, the Dane is chasing her first Grand Slam title with her next hurdle Croatia's Jana Fett.

Six-time champion and 14th seed Novak Djokovic has advanced to the second round for the 12th consecutive year, beating American Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

"That motivates me. Every day for me is a good motivation to go on court in front of a great crowd here in Australia, in Rod Laver Arena".

Vandeweghe was leading in her first set before a rain delay on Hisense Arena, but sickness and irritation caught up with her.


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