Federer raced to the first set in 26 minutes and claimed the second on his fourth set point as Bedene raised his level.
Tiafoe is just 19, with but one younger player ranked above him (Canada's 18-year-old, Denis Shapovalov). He beat me in a three-set battle.
"Last year was last year.it could be my favourite year of my career".
Delpo is back up to No. 11.
"I said, I know I have to drink". She's 25, solid at the baseline, and has nothing to lose.
Sharapova hardly had to sweat it out against Maria, winning 6-1, 6-4. "I always knew that if I play well and if I keep it up that I could turn it around".
Sharapova served the suspension for taking controversial medication meldonium during the 2016 Australian Open. Serena Williams, of course, is the defending champion. "He played an entertaining style tennis", he said of Tsonga. "You can't live in the previous year". I think I was 12. He signed it every day. You go do what I did [on court].
Russian drawcard Sharapova was on Rod Laver Arena early and avoided the brunt of the weather as she showed why she should be again taken seriously in dismantling Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (7/4).
Their counterparts playing further forward don't have to hit the ball as hard to send it back in the same amount of time. He said: "Good luck to them".
"I feel like I packed extremely bad on this trip". He stopped doing it. "It was a strange atmosphere".
Anna-Lena Friedsam proved no match for compatriot and 2016 winner Angelique Kerber, while Karolina Pliskova beat Veronica Cepede Royg, Garbine Muguruza eased any lingering fitness fears by vanquishing Jessika Ponchet and Carolina Garcia knocked out Carina Witthoeft.
"I know that I face difficulties and challenges on the court, and that I start from no ranking and that I might start on some outside courts", Sharapova said.
After a 24-stroke rally in the sixth game of the second set it was clear Monfils was struggling to cope with the heat and he repeatedly asked the umpire for more than the allowed 25 seconds recovery time between points. The fifth set [of the final] was maybe the best set I ever played.
The second set was more competitive, with the duo regularly trading breaks of serve on the way to a tie-break.
The other half of Australia's special Ks returns to Melbourne Park for the first time in three years - a stage he has previously relished.
Anyway, we shall soon find out. The riches are considerable at the top, but minuscule outside the top 100, and a breakaway would seriously undermine the authority of the ATP, which represents the combined but sometimes conflicting interests of the players and the tournaments.
"Like today. He's got the fire in the arms", said Tsonga. "I thought I was very good". They are, for sure, the present, but also the future of tennis. I believe men's tennis is more interesting than women's tennis.
"I trained this winter in Miami".
It's supposed to be even hotter on Friday, with a forecast high of 42 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit).