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Australian Open Men’s Singles Results On Day 2: Jan. 16

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Latest results from the 2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles after Day 2 at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were among the highlighted winners on the second day of action.

Six-time Australian Open champion and No. 14 seed Djokovic advanced to the second round of the tournament for a 12th consecutive year with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory over American Donald Young.

The Serbian is battling with a sore elbow, looked the part on Tuesday, which is clear sign that he’s indeed recovering better as time passes.

Djokovic was playing his first match since retiring hurt at Wimbledon last year.

“A month ago I didn’t know if I was going to come to Australia or not because the elbow was still not prepared for this level of competition,” Djokovic said in his on-court interview.

He added afterward: “It’s just great to be back on a tennis court. There’s no better place to start playing after six months of injuries than here in Australia.

“It’s been a long time for me without an official match.

“I’ve never faced this particular situation in my career. I think I was absent for one month maximum ever since I started playing professional tennis, so I never missed a Grand Slam. It was different. I don’t want to say it was bad; it was just different.

“An injury is something that no athlete wants to have, but at the end of the day I had time to reflect on my life, my game, spend time with the family. I had that, but I’m really glad to be back.”

Meanwhile, No. 2 and defending champion Federer opened his Australian Open 2018 title defense on Tuesday night with a 6-3 6-4 6-3 victory over Aljaz Bedene at Rod Laver Arena.

Former Australian Open champion Wawrinka earned his place into the second round with a 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6(2) win over Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in his first competitive match in six months.

Elsewhere, Seventh seed David Goffin of Belgium secured a 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2 6-4 win over German qualifier Matthias Bachinger, while world number four Alexander Zverev of Germany picked up a 6-1 7-6(5) 7-5 first round victory over Italian Thomas Fabbiano to start his 2018 Australian Open campaign.

2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Results

Day 2: Tuesday, January 2018

2-Roger Federer (SUI) def. Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 6-3 6-4 6-3
5-Dominic Thiem (AUT) def. Guido Pella (ARG) 6-4 6-4 6-4
4-Alexander Zverev (GER) def. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 6-1 7-6(5) 7-5
9-Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) def. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6(2)
12-Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) def. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 6-4 6-3
13-Sam Querrey (USA) def. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-3 6-4 6-2
Denis Kudla (USA) def. Steve Johnson (USA) 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(3) 6-2
Jiri Vesely (CZE) def. Vaclav Safranek (CZE) 6-4 6-3 6-3
26-Adrian Mannarino (FRA) def. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 6-4 6-4 6 4
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) def. 20-Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-1 7-5 7-5
Maximilian Marterer (GER) def. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) 6-0 6-3 6-4
Tennys Sandgren (USA) def. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4 7-6(2) 6-2
14-Novak Djokovic (SRB) def. Donald Young (USA) 6-1 6-2 6-4
Gael Monfils (FRA) def. Jaume Munar (ESP) 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4
Tim Smyczek (USA) def. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 6-3 6-7(14) 6-3 6-3
21-Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) def. Jared Donaldson (USA) 6-2 6-3 6-4
Hyeon Chung (KOR) def. 32-Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-2 (Retired)
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) def. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-2 6-7(6) 7-6(8) 6-4
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) def. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-3 6-3 6-1
7-David Goffin (BEL) def. Matthias Bachinger (GER) 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2 6-4
Julien Benneteau (FRA) def. Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-7(6) 7-6(0) 6-4 6-1
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) def. Florian Mayer (GER) 6-4 6-4 6-4
25-Fabio Fognini (ITA) def. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-4 6-4 7-5
19-Tomas Berdych (CZE) def. Alex De Minaur (AUS) 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-1
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) def. Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-0 6-7(4) 6-1 6-4
Karen Khachanov (RUS) def. Peter Polansky (CAN) 7-6(3) 7-6(2) 6-4
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) def. Radu Albot (MDA) 6-2 6-3 4-6 7-5
Nicolas Kicker (ARG) def. Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-3 6-1 4-6 3-6 6-3
Lukas Lacko (SVK) def. 22-Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 7-6(4)
29-Richard Gasquet (FRA) def. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-1 6-4 7-5
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) def. Robin Haase (NED) 6-3 7-5 6-7(6) 7-5
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def. Soon Woo Kwon (KOR) 6-1 6-2 6-4

Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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