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Australian Open 2014 Results: Day 2 Scores, Highlights and Recap

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand in his first round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia  during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Nick AkermanFeatured Columnist IVDecember 17, 2016

The second day of action at the 2014 Australian Open concluded with very few shocks in a session that will be best remembered for safety concerns created by the lethal sun.

Rafael Nadal returned to Melbourne after missing last year's tournament, while Andy Murray made his long-awaited Grand Slam comeback after undergoing back surgery. Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki also headed into the spotlight to begin their journey at Down Under.

Below we list all of the scores and recap the highs and lows from Day 2.

2014 Australian Open Day 2 Men's Singles Scores
Matchup (Seed)Score
Roger Federer (6) def. James Duckworth6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Andreas Seppi (24) def. Lleyton Hewitt7-6, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5
Rafael Nadal (1) def. Bernard Tomic6-4 ret.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) def. Filippo Volandri7-5, 6-3, 6-3
Andy Murray (4) def. Go Soeda6-1, 6-1, 6-3
Juan Martin Del Potro (5) def. Rhyne Williams6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Gael Monfils (25) def. Ryan Harrison6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Kei Nishikori (16) def. Marinko Matosevic6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Fernando Verdasco (31) def. Ze Zhang5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
Nick Kyrgios def. Benjamin Becker6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
Thanasi Kokkinakis def. Igor Sijsling7-6, 0-6, 7-6, 6-2
Michal Przysiezny def. Horacio Zeballos6-3, 7-6, 7-5
Michael Berrer def. Michael Llodra6-4, 7-5, 6-1
Martin Klizan def. John Isner (13)6-2, 7-6 ret.
Benoit Paire (27) def. Frank Dancevic7-6, 6-3, 6-4
Stephane Robert def. Aljaz Bedene7-6, 6-3, 6-0
Gilles Simon (18) def. Daniel Brands6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 16-14
Milos Raonic (11) def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Marin Cilic def. Marcel Granollers4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
Blaz Rola def. Federico Delbonis6-4, 6-2, 7-5
Roberto Bautista Agut def. Tim Smyczek6-2, 6-1, 6-1
Yen-Hsun Lu def. Jimmy Wang6-3, 6-2, 6-1
Teymuraz Gabashvili def. Sergiy Stakhovsky6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0
Blaz Kavcic def. Radek Stepanek6-7, 4-6, 6-1, 2-0
Donald Young def. Robin Haase6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 1-0
Jack Sock def. Tobias Kamke7-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Grigor Dimitrov def. Bradley Klahn6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
Feliciano Lopez def. Somdev Devvarman6-4, 6-4, 7-6
Dusan Lajovic def. Lucas Pouille6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Thomas Bellucci def. Julian Reister4-6, 6-3, 7-6
Victor Hanescu def. Peter Gojowczyk7-6, 7-6, 6-3
Vincent Millot def. Wayne Odesnik7-5, 4-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-3
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2014 Australian Open Day 2 Women's Singles Scores
Matchup (Seed)Score
Victoria Azarenka (2) def. Johanna Larsson7-6, 6-2
Caroline Wozniacki (10) def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino6-0, 6-2
Agnieszka Radwanska (5) def. Yulia Putintseva6-0, 5-7, 6-2
Simona Halep (11) def. Katarzyna Piter6-0, 6-1
Dominika Cibulkova (20) def. Francesca Schiavone6-3, 6-4
Jelena Jankovic (8) def. Misaki Doi6-1, 6-2
Magdalena Rybarikova (32) def. Andrea Petkovic6-2, 6-3
Elina Svitolina def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (19)6-3, 6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro (16) def. Vania King6-3, 6-2
Camila Giorgi def. Storm Sanders4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Zarina Diyas def. Katerina Siniakova6-2, 6-4
Ajla Tomljanovic def. Tadeja Majeric3-6, 7-6, 6-4
Alize Cornet (15) def. Polona Hercog1-0 ret.
Olivia Rogowska def. Mariana Duque-Marino6-3, 6-3
Sloane Stephens (13) def. Yaroslava Shvedova7-6, 6-3
Stefanie Voegele def. Kristina Mladenovic7-5, 7-5
Garbine Muguruza def. Kaia Kanepi (24)6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Kurumi Kara def. Shuai Peng7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Ayumi Morita def. Nadiya Kichenok6-2, 7-6
Christina McHale def. Yung-Jan Chan7-5, 6-4
Karin Knapp def. Paula Ormaechea6-4, 6-2
Anna Schmiedlova def. Timea Babos4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Yvonne Meusburger def. Chanelle Scheepers7-6, 6-4
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. Su-Wei Hsieh6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Galina Voskoboeva def. Irina-Camelia Begu7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Mandy Minella def. Carina Witthoeft6-1, 6-4
Olga Govortsova def. Ying-Ying Duan6-0, 7-6
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (29) def. Teliana Pereira7-6, 6-4
Bojana Jovanovski (33) def. Jana Cepelova6-7, 6-1, 6-3
Marina Erakovic def. Sorana Cirstea (21)6-4, 7-6
Varvara Lepchenko def. Lesia Tsurenko2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Maria Sharapova (3) def. Bethanie Matteck-Sands6-3, 6-4
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Top Seeds Cruise into Second Round

Rafael Nadal progressed into the second round of this year's tournament, but the World No. 1 may have been disappointed to see his opening workout cut short by a groin injury to Bernard Tomic.

Nadal had just taken the first set 6-4 when Tomic called it a day. As tweeted by the Australian Open's official Twitter account, Tomic was disappointed by his inability to complete the match:

Andy Murray only go to play three quick sets, but having just returned from major surgery, he will be thankful for the outing against Go Soeda. The British star overcame little resistance from his Japanese opponent, seeing the match out with a number of excellent serves for a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 triumph.

Juan Martin Del Potro had to come back from a set down against Rhyne Williams, but in the end the 2009 U.S. Open champion powered his way to a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over the American qualifier.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his first round match against Go Soeda of Japan during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn
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Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also made it into the second round with straight-sets victories over James Duckworth and Filippo Volandri, respectively.

Arguably the match of the day came when home favourite Lleyton Hewitt was pipped to the post in a five-set match with Andreas Seppi. Hewitt couldn't quite get over the line in the final slog, as noted by ESPN:

Both Azarenka and Wozniacki easily progressed in the women's draw, beating Johanna Larsson and Lourdes Dominguez-Lino, respectively, on their way into the next round.

Maria Sharapova battled against sloppy form to overcome Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-4, during which she served out the game after a double fault:

 

Scorching Sun Creates Mayhem on Court

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain plays a forehand in her first round match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Aside from the standout results, the day's action will be scrutinised for horrific conditions in Melbourne. The unbearable heat, coming in at around 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit), forced Canada's Frank Dancevic to faint during his tie, per BBC Sport.

Wozniacki also discussed the suffocating heat after her win:

China's Peng Shuai vomited on court, per Yahoo! Eurosport, while a ball boy lost consciousness during Milos Raonic's win against Daniel Gimeno-Traver, once again covered by Yahoo! Eurosport.

Players can once again expect extreme temperatures on the third day, where keeping cool and getting off court as quickly as possible may provide an advantage later in the competition.

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