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|
|Roger Federer (6) def. James Duckworth||6-4, 6-4, 6-2|
|Andreas Seppi (24) def. Lleyton Hewitt||7-6, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5|
|Rafael Nadal (1) def. Bernard Tomic||6-4 ret.|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) def. Filippo Volandri||7-5, 6-3, 6-3|
|Andy Murray (4) def. Go Soeda||6-1, 6-1, 6-3|
|Juan Martin Del Potro (5) def. Rhyne Williams||6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4|
|Gael Monfils (25) def. Ryan Harrison||6-4, 6-4, 6-4|
|Kei Nishikori (16) def. Marinko Matosevic||6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2|
|Fernando Verdasco (31) def. Ze Zhang||5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3|
|Nick Kyrgios def. Benjamin Becker||6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6|
|Thanasi Kokkinakis def. Igor Sijsling||7-6, 0-6, 7-6, 6-2|
|Michal Przysiezny def. Horacio Zeballos||6-3, 7-6, 7-5|
|Michael Berrer def. Michael Llodra||6-4, 7-5, 6-1|
|Martin Klizan def. John Isner (13)||6-2, 7-6 ret.|
|Benoit Paire (27) def. Frank Dancevic||7-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|Stephane Robert def. Aljaz Bedene||7-6, 6-3, 6-0|
|Gilles Simon (18) def. Daniel Brands||6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 16-14|
|Milos Raonic (11) def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver||7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2|
|Marin Cilic def. Marcel Granollers||4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2|
|Blaz Rola def. Federico Delbonis||6-4, 6-2, 7-5|
|Roberto Bautista Agut def. Tim Smyczek||6-2, 6-1, 6-1|
|Yen-Hsun Lu def. Jimmy Wang||6-3, 6-2, 6-1|
|Teymuraz Gabashvili def. Sergiy Stakhovsky||6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0|
|Blaz Kavcic def. Radek Stepanek||6-7, 4-6, 6-1, 2-0|
|Donald Young def. Robin Haase||6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 1-0|
|Jack Sock def. Tobias Kamke||7-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4|
|Grigor Dimitrov def. Bradley Klahn||6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3|
|Feliciano Lopez def. Somdev Devvarman||6-4, 6-4, 7-6|
|Dusan Lajovic def. Lucas Pouille||6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3|
|Thomas Bellucci def. Julian Reister||4-6, 6-3, 7-6|
|Victor Hanescu def. Peter Gojowczyk||7-6, 7-6, 6-3|
|Vincent Millot def. Wayne Odesnik||7-5, 4-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-3|
|2014 Australian Open Day 2 Women's Singles Scores|
|Victoria Azarenka (2) def. Johanna Larsson||7-6, 6-2|
|Caroline Wozniacki (10) def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino||6-0, 6-2|
|Agnieszka Radwanska (5) def. Yulia Putintseva||6-0, 5-7, 6-2|
|Simona Halep (11) def. Katarzyna Piter||6-0, 6-1|
|Dominika Cibulkova (20) def. Francesca Schiavone||6-3, 6-4|
|Jelena Jankovic (8) def. Misaki Doi||6-1, 6-2|
|Magdalena Rybarikova (32) def. Andrea Petkovic||6-2, 6-3|
|Elina Svitolina def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (19)||6-3, 6-3|
|Carla Suarez Navarro (16) def. Vania King||6-3, 6-2|
|Camila Giorgi def. Storm Sanders||4-6, 6-1, 6-4|
|Zarina Diyas def. Katerina Siniakova||6-2, 6-4|
|Ajla Tomljanovic def. Tadeja Majeric||3-6, 7-6, 6-4|
|Alize Cornet (15) def. Polona Hercog||1-0 ret.|
|Olivia Rogowska def. Mariana Duque-Marino||6-3, 6-3|
|Sloane Stephens (13) def. Yaroslava Shvedova||7-6, 6-3|
|Stefanie Voegele def. Kristina Mladenovic||7-5, 7-5|
|Garbine Muguruza def. Kaia Kanepi (24)||6-2, 2-6, 6-2|
|Kurumi Kara def. Shuai Peng||7-5, 4-6, 6-3|
|Ayumi Morita def. Nadiya Kichenok||6-2, 7-6|
|Christina McHale def. Yung-Jan Chan||7-5, 6-4|
|Karin Knapp def. Paula Ormaechea||6-4, 6-2|
|Anna Schmiedlova def. Timea Babos||4-6, 6-4, 7-5|
|Yvonne Meusburger def. Chanelle Scheepers||7-6, 6-4|
|Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. Su-Wei Hsieh||6-4, 4-6, 6-1|
|Galina Voskoboeva def. Irina-Camelia Begu||7-5, 4-6, 7-5|
|Mandy Minella def. Carina Witthoeft||6-1, 6-4|
|Olga Govortsova def. Ying-Ying Duan||6-0, 7-6|
|Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (29) def. Teliana Pereira||7-6, 6-4|
|Bojana Jovanovski (33) def. Jana Cepelova||6-7, 6-1, 6-3|
|Marina Erakovic def. Sorana Cirstea (21)||6-4, 7-6|
|Varvara Lepchenko def. Lesia Tsurenko||2-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|Maria Sharapova (3) def. Bethanie Matteck-Sands||6-3, 6-4|
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.
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
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:
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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