Australian Open men’s singles first round results – Jan 13

MELBOURNE, Australia (Sporting Alert) — The following are the results from the men’s first round at 2014 Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne on Monday.

Defending champion and the second-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia began the defense of his title with a 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-1 victory over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia to setup a second round clash with Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer.

“I know that I haven’t played my best, especially in the second set,” said Djokovic, who is hoping to land his fifth Australia Open crown.

“But credit to my opponent who was playing really nice tennis from the baseline.

“On the other hand I was a little bit too passive in some stages of the match and was trying to find the proper, I would say, setting and proper balance and footing in the court.”

Booking a place into the second round also was Spain’s No. 3 seed David Ferrer, who beat Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, while the seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Ukraine), 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Australian Open men’s singles first round results

Novak Djokovic (2) beat. Lukas Lacko, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
David Ferrer (3) beat. Alejandro Gonzalez, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Tomas Berdych (7) beat. Aleksandr Nedovyesov, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Stanislas Wawrinka (8) beat. Andrey Golubev, 6-4, 4-1, retired
Richard Gasquet (9) beat. David Guez, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat. Tommy Haas (12), 7-5, 5-2, retired
Mikhail Youzhny (14) beat. Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
Fabio Fognini (15) beat. Alex Bogomolov Jr., 6-3, 6-2, retired
Tommy Robredo (17) beat. Lukas Rosol, 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 8-6
Kevin Anderson (19) beat. Jiri Vesely, 2-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Jerzy Janowicz (20) beat. Jordan Thompson, 1-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Ernests Gulbis (23) beat. Juan Monaco, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Vasek Pospisil (28) beat. Samuel Groth, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Jeremy Chardy (29) beat. Jesse Huta Galung, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Dmitry Tursunov (30) beat. Michael Russell, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Ivan Dodig (32) beat. Ivo Karlovic, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Julien Benneteau beat. Pablo Carreno Busta, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Nikolay Davydenko beat. Lukasz Kubot, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Jarkko Nieminen beat. Dudi Sela, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3
Sam Querrey beat. Santiago Giraldo, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Denis Istomin beat. Marcos Baghdatis, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Leonardo Mayer beat. Albert Montanes, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
Alexandr Dolgopolov beat. Ricardas Berankis, 7-5, 7-5, 6-2
Adrian Mannarino beat. Steve Johnson, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
Alejandro Falla beat. Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Matthew Ebden beat. Nicolas Mahut, 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 0-6, 6-3
Dominic Thiem beat. Joao Sousa, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat. Carlos Berlocq, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (9-11), 6-2
Kenny De Schepper beat. Di Wu, 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
Damir Dzumhur beat. Jan Hajek, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Florian Mayer beat. Denis Kudla, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Pablo Andujar beat. Albert Ramos, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

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