The Australian Open got off to a flying start on Monday as Sir Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber were among those in action on the first day of the Slam, but not all went through to the second round of the tournament.
World No. 1 Murray reached the second round with a straight-sets 7-5 7-6 6-2 win over Illya Marchenko, despite being below his best.
Federer’s return got a big reception and the crowd certainly weren’t disappointed, as the Swiss, who has been out of Grand Slam action since losing to Milos Raonic in the semi-final of Wimbledon in 2016, kept up his end of the bargain, beating Jurgen Melzer 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-2.
Fourth seed Simona Halep was knocked out in her first match, in a surprise 6-3 6-1 defeat to American Shelby Rogers.
Australian wildcard Alex De Minaur, 17, booked his place in the second round after fighting back from two sets to one down against Gerald Melzer, in what can be termed as the win of the day.
There have been plenty of shocks and close encounters on the first day, setting the tone for what promises to be a superb tournament.
Here are the full set of results on Day 1 at the Australian Open:
Rogers 6-3 6-1 Halep
Duan 6-3 6-4 Sramkova
Chardy 4-0 Almagro (RET)
Puig 6-0 6-1 Tig
Barthel 6-3 7-6 (7-4) Aiava
Muguruza 7-5 6-4 Erakovic
Crawford 4-6 6-3 6-0 Davis
Lepchenko 7-5 7-6 (7-5) Bertens
Goerges 3-6 6-3 6-4 Siniakova
Begu 7-5 3-6 6-4 Shvedova
Berdych 6-1 Vanni (RET)
Harrison 6-3 6-4 6-2 Mahut
Riske 7-5 6-3 Brengle
Jankovic 6-1 1-6 6-4 Siegemund
Troicki 6-4 6-4 2-6 2-6 6-3 Dzumhur
Estrella Burgos 7-6 7-5 0-6 6-3 Bedene
Nishikori 5-7 6-1 6-4 6-7 Kuznetsov
V. Williams 7-6 7-5 Kozlova
Tomic 6-2 6-1 6-4 Bellucci
De Minaur 5-7 6-3 2-6 7-6 6-1 G. Melzer
Kucova 6-4 6-0 McHale
M. Zverev 6-3 7-6 7-4 Garcia-Lopez
Fourlis 6-4 6-3 Tatishvili
Sevastova 6-4 Hibino (RET)
Querrey 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-4 Halys
Vikhlyantseva 6-3 6-2 King
Zhang 6-0 6-3 Sasnovich
Pliskova 6-3 2-6 6-4 Golubic
Isner 6-3 6-4 7-6 6-1 Kravchuk
Parmentier 7-5 7-5 Doi
Vandeweghe 6-1 7-6 Vinci
Rublev 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-3 Lu
Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 7-6 Rodina
Barty 6-4 7-5 Beck
Schwartzman 6-3 6-3 6-0 Cuevas
Svitolina 6-0 6-2 Voskoboeva
Cirstea 6-2 6-1 Khromacheva
Boserup 6-2 6-4 Schiavone
Lajovic 6-3 6-3 6-3 Robert
Murray 7-5 7-6 6-2 Marchenko
However, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, others will all be out on Day 2.
Here are some matches of interest on Day 2:
Pliskova v Sorribes Tormo
Bencic v Williams
Mayer v Nadal
Verdasco v Djokovic
Pironkova v Radwanska
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