Tennis

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Defending Aussie Open champ Djokovic won his first round match 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 against Fernando Verdasco.

Tennis stars taking centre court in cooler Australian Open conditions

Kerber, Murray and Federer will play in the Rod Laver Arena today.

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After five hours and 15 minutes Ivo Karlovic claimed a marathon five-set victory over Horacio Zeballos.

Marathon match! Fist-pumping Croatian sets new Aussie Open record with thrilling five set finish

After five hours and 15 minutes, the beanpole Croatian eventually claimed a marathon five-set win over Horaico Zeballos.

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Defending Aussie Open champ Djokovic won his first round match 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 against Fernando Verdasco.

Video: Novak Djokovic through to second round after mid-match hiccup at Aussie Open

Djokovic defeated gritty Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in their opening round

 Rafael Nadal

'It was great to be back on the big stadium': Nadal shows no mercy at Aussie Open

The 14-time major winner made a mockery of his unusually low seeding.

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Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams progressed to the second round 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 19 minutes.

'It was a tough opening round': Serena Williams dispatches Swiss teenager in straight sets

Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams progressed to the second round.

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The opponent crouched to his knees as the furious crowd erupted at the three-time Grand Slam's misfire.

Watch: Fury as Stan Wawrinka nails rival's nutcracker from point-blank range at Oz Open

In a tight fifth set the ex-Aussie Open champ went for the lowest of blows against Slovakian Martin Klizan. Agony, crowd fury - and even shock at what had just happened followed.

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The former world number one beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-5,3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in Melbourne overnight.

Roger Federer shows class in round one win at Aussie Open

The four-time champion and former world No.1 had too much class for Jurgen Melzer, winning 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-2 in Melbourne overnight.

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The world number one overcame Lesia Tsurenko 6-5, 5-7, 6-2 to keep her title defence on track.

Defending Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber battles through to round two

Kerber has survived a huge scare against Lesia Tsurenko to keep her title defence on track.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios waves to the crowd after defeating Portugal's Gastao Elias in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Kyrgios' new approach: Keep calm and move on at Aussie Open

Kyrgios played with the kind of self-control many Australian fans wish he displayed in every match.

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The world number one was made to work for his victory over Ukrainian Illya Marchenko.

Andy Murray survives scare to advance to Australian Open second round

The world number one defeated Illya Marchenko in a hard fought encounter to open his tournament.

Marina Erakovic (NZL) during the ASB Classic WTA Womens Tournament Day 2. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Tuesday 3 January 2017. ©Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Marina Erakovic crashes out in first round of Australian Open

The New Zealand number one went down in straight sets to world number seven Gabine Muguruza.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand to Jack Sock of the United States during the men's singles match on day five of the 2017 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 5, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios 'feeling really good' ahead of Australian Open

The temperamental Aussie will make his return to competitive tennis after three months out with a knee injury.

American Jack Sock claims maiden ASB Classic title

The fourth seed defeated Portugal's Joao Sousa in three sets to claim the Auckland tournament.

Joao Sousa

'Hard work pays off' - Joao Sousa thrilled to be in ASB Classic final

Sousa will take on American Jack Sock in the final of the Auckland tournament.

Jack Sock from the USA during Day 5 Semi Finals of the 2016 ASB Classic Mens. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 15 January 2016. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Jack Sock through to ASB Classic final after straight sets win

The 2016 runner-up will have a chance at a first Auckland title after having to withdraw from last year's final.

The ASB Classic top seed says she was rusty during her 6-3, 6-4 win over Pauline Parmentier but the weather is what truly surprised her.

Tennis mega-star Serena Williams focused on winning titles not weddings

Serena Williams says she only has one thing on her mind at the moment - winning another Australian Open title.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand to Jack Sock of the United States during the men's singles match on day five of the 2017 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 5, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios is master of own destiny: Andy Murray

Murray says the sky is the limit for Australian hope Nick Kyrgios, as long as he stays focused on the court.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 31:  Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the play-off match for third place of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sport City  on December 31, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

'Andy is better than Sir Andy' - Murray coming to terms with knighthood

The world number one is keen to avoid being referred by his new title at the upcoming Australian Open.

John Isner from the USA during Day 4 of the 2016 ASB Classic Mens. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 14 January 2016. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Crowd favourite John Isner crashes out of Auckland's ASB Classic

Two-time winner Isner lost out to American compatriot Steve Johnson in a three set thriller.

Kiwi Rubin Statham falls short of upset win at ASB Classic

Having been handed a 'lucky loser' entry into the second round, Statham lost a close encounter with Jiri Vesely.

Novak Djokovic arrives in Melbourne seeking historic Australian Open title

Djokovic is seeking his seventh title when the Australian Open begins next week.

John Isner (USA)

John Isner scrapes through to ASB Classic quarter-finals

The second seed advances on a horror day for the tournament favourites.

David Ferrer from Spain during Day 4 of the 2016 ASB Classic Mens. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 14 January 2016. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

Another one bites the dust! David Ferrer out of ASB Classic

Four-time champion Ferrer went down to Dutchman Robin Haase in three sets.

Kiwi Rubin Statham through to ASB Classic second round after Bautista-Agut withdraws

Statham has been given a 'lucky loser' pass into the next round having been defeated in qualifying.

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Statham is into the second round after Roberto Bautista-Agut’s withdrawal with illness.

'We have a Kiwi in the second round' – Rubin Statham given ASB Classic 'lucky loser' pass

Statham is into the second round after Roberto Bautista-Agut's withdrawal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06:  A general view of Centre Court as the Sun sets after the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2014 in London, England  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Romanian tennis player receives life ban for match-fixing

Alexandru-Daniel Carpen approached another player in 2013 about fixing a game.

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Grand Slam champion continues to lose sponsors by the hour following her failed test at the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova to return from doping ban at German tournament as wild card

The disgraced tennis star was banned for using meldonium.

Roberto Bautista Agut hits a return shot against Novak Djokovic

Another blow for the ASB Classic as top seed Roberto Bautista Agut withdraws with stomach bug

The world number 13 and top seed was scheduled to play 2015 winner Jiri Vesely this afternoon.

ASB Classic gears up for thrilling day with every winner since 2010 set to hit the court

John Isner, Roberto Bautista-Agut, David Ferrer and more will all feature today.

Last Kiwi standing bundled out of ASB Classic

Wildcard entry Artem Sitak was eliminated in a straight sets loss to France's Jeremy Chardy.

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