Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios advance to second round

Doug Mendoza
January 18, 2018

"I think attacking tennis also has a lot of wear and tear on the body because being highly explosive is something that's a big challenge", he said pointedly. Unlike many major sports in the United States with one or two TV partners and an online streaming platform for fans to access easily, tennis has made it well... complicated for its fans to find the sport they love.

Defending champion Roger Federer continues his quest for a 20th Grand Slam singles title and top-seeded Simona Halep starts another bid for her first when both see action on Day Two at the Australian Open.

This is the first time in three years that Kyrgios has advanced to the second round in the first Grand Slam event of the season. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy, conducted the post-match interview.

Speaking on the subject, Sky Sports quoted the 36-year-old saying: "It's totally different". Halep recovered from a 5-2 deficit in the first set.

In-form Svitolina last week won the Brisbane International after picking up five WTA Tour titles a year ago, more than any other woman. "Yeah, it's great times in my life and in my career that we can make it all work, that I can still play tennis".

Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is seeking a breakthrough at a major for the first time despite being cast into a loaded quarter.

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American John Isner, seeded 16th, was stunned by Australian Matthew Ebden 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Williams- a finalist in Melbourne past year - lost 6-3 7-5 to world number 78 Belinda Bencic. 2018 Australian Open live streaming, Rafael Nadal vs Leonardo Mayer live streaming, Rafael Nadal live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was beaten in the first round, losing 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.

Only last September, Americans filled all four semi-final slots at their own end-of-year Slam, so the crash on Monday was loud and painful.

Like and other top players, he said he's going to be smarter about his schedule now that he's among the elite on the tour. I'm very happy to be here again.

Serena Williams, who was pregnant when she beat Venus here previous year to claim her 23rd major title, gave birth to her first child - Alexis Olympia - in September.

That loss was part of the process that Sharapova believes has set her up for this season. She will also get to add at least the second-round money (90,000 Australian dollars, or $71,652) to her winnings.

"If I do months without playing [an] official match [it] is always a little bit more hard".

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