Australian Open 2016: Day 2 Men’s Results, Highlights, First-Round Scores

The first round of the 2016 Australian Open ended Tuesday, and one of the best players in the world went home early.

Rafael Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, was upset in five sets by Fernando Verdasco. It’s only the second time Nadal has been upset in Round 1 of a major tournament.

There were no other significant upsets Tuesday. All four semifinalists from last year — Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Stan Wawrinka — won their first round matchups. Other notable stars such as Roger Federer and David Ferrer also are through to the next round.

Australian Lleyton Hewitt won his first-round matchup against James Duckworth in straight sets, much to the delight of the home crowd. This is Hewitt’s final appearance at this tournament.

Here are the scores from Tuesday’s matches. Round 2 begins Wednesday.

Men’s Bracket
F. Verdasco def. R. Nadal (5): 7-6, 4-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
L. Hewitt def. J. Duckworth: 7-6, 6-2, 6-4
A. Murray (2) def. A. Zverev: 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
S. Wawrinka (4) def. D. Tursunov: 7-6, 6-3
S. Groth def. A. Mannarino: 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
B. Tomic (16) def. D Istomin: 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
M. Raonic (13) def. L. Pouille: 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
J. Isner (10) def. J. Janowicz: 6-3, 7-6, 6-3
V. Troicki (21) def. D. Munoz de la Nava: 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-3
R. Ram def. K. Anderson (11): 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 3-0
D. Ferrer (8) def. P. Gojowczyk: 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
S. Giraldo def. D. Young: 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
N. Mahut def. M. Cecchinato: 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
J. Millman def. D. Schwartzman: 3-6, 5-7, 7-6, 5-0
G. Monfils (23) def. Y. Sugita: 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
M. Granoliers def. M. Ebden: 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
T. Bellucci def. J. Thompson: 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
J. Sock def. T. Fritz: 6-4, 3-6, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
G. Muller def. F. Fognini: 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6
L. Rosol def. T. Daniel: 7-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-7, 6-1
G. Pella def. S. Darcis: 2-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
S. Bolleli def. B. Baker: 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6
F. Lopez (18) def. D. Evans: 6-1, 6-0, 6-4
S. Johnson (31) def. A. Bedene: 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
T. Robredo def. M. Jaziri: 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 8-6
J. Sousa def. M. Kukushkin: 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
D. Sela def. B. Becker: 6-1, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
J. Chardy (30) def. E. Gulbis: 7-5, 2-6, 6-7, 6-3, 13-11
S. Robert def. B. Fratangelo: 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
R. Stepanek def. T. Ito: 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
A. Kuznetsov def. R. Harrison: 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
T. Smyczek def. D. Gimeno-Traver: 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Sep 4, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after missing a shot against Fabio Fognini of Italy (not pictured) on day five of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Fognini won 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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