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Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep ousted as Murray progresses in Australian Open

Updated: 19 January 2016 21:40 IST - Published: 19 January 2016 18:30 IST
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World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka easily beat his opponent Dmitry Tursunov, leading him 7-6, 6-3 before the Russian retired with injury ahead of the final set.
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That match was fairly dramatic, with Murray taking an easy win, but Zverev suffering from a nosebleed on court and then standing accused of hitting a ball at the World No. 2.
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Andy Murray beat German teenager Alexander Zverev in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.
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Hewitt progresses to the second round of the tournament, as he draws the curtains on a 20-year career that saw him become the youngest ever male World No. 1.
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Hewitt beat compatriot James Duckworth in straight sets, with the first set going to a tiebreak.
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Home favourite Lleyton Hewitt, who is playing his last ever professional tennis tournament at this year's Australian Open, won his first round match.
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Zhang beat Halep 6-4, 6-3.
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Women's second seed Simona Halep also lost her match today. World No. 133 Zhang Shuai defeated the Romanian in straight sets.
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Verdasco, who committed 90 unforced errors during the match, managed to hit 91 winners as he took advantage of Nadal's failing serve.
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The pair played a 5-set match that lasted 4 hours and 40 minutes, with Verdasco winning the first set as Nadal wrested control back for the next two sets.
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In the most shocking result of the day, Rafael Nadal lost to Davis Cup teammate, compatriot and sometime doubles partner Fernando Verdasco.