Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open title defence is already running smoothly and Bernard Tomic has shown glimpses of his talent on his way to reaching the second round, albeit via the mid-match retirement of his opponent.
- Djokovic dispensed of Jeremy Chardy in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
- Tomic advanced to the second round via the 3-6, 6-1, 4-1 (ret) result against Yuichi Sugita
- Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova each won their first-round matches
Djokovic, aiming for a ninth men’s singles…