Sixth seed and 20 time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal reached second round of Australian Open after 6-1,6-4,6-2 win over Marcos Giron of USA.Spaniard was playing his first Grand Slam match after almost seven months and looked in control from the start.Third seed Alexander Zverev needed some efforts to get past compatriot Altmaier before winning 7-6,6-1,7-6.Norrie was the highest seed to bow out on Monday after straight sets defeat against Korda.Among women,Top seed Ashleigh Barty,Victoria Azarenka and M Sakkari also advanced.
India Open winner Lakshya Sen has withdrawn from Syed Modi International due to exhaution.Men’s doubles pair of Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also pulled out.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah says if given an opportunity it will be an honour to lead Indian team in tests.Virat Kohli stepped down as test captain last week.
Liverpool beat Brentford 3-0 to move upto second in premier league table on Sunday.
By Shailesh Padhye