Box office drama of the Nick Kyrgios-style beckons for Thiem, while two Canadians pair off for a tasty match-up.
The Rubik's Cube of the women's draw proved too tough to solve for the Canadian, winning in straight sets.
The Greek men's star, the youngest player in the women's draw and a dangerous South African 'floater' headline proceedings at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.
Naomi Osaka has cruised through her opening round Australian open clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, dominating the Russian on Margaret Court Arena in a straight-sets...
A revamped lead-in week will help give the 72 players in 14-day quarantine lockdown the best possible preparation for the Australian Open.
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