But the German Struff, ranked 55, caused a few problems for the second seed, particularly in the third set. "I think if you have a better tan, it would suit you".
That's right, Monfils claims he had a heat stroke.
So prior to their Melbourne Park rematch, former champion Sharapova said she was primed and ready for another drawn out dog-fight against the 14th seed.
"It was tough to breathe". I'm not at the point where I fully trust Sharapova.
Muguruza had a troubled preparation for the tournament, retiring with cramps in the second round at the Brisbane International and withdrawing before her quarterfinal at Sydney because of a right thigh injury. "There's TV stuff as well, I don't know what you guys ask for at night".
"It's definitely hot", she said afterwards.
"For sure we took a risk", said Monfils.
That decision is taken when the ambient temperature exceeds 40 degrees and the wet bulb globe temperature index exceeds 32.5 degrees.
"I think it is a health issue", Nadal said.
Tennis is beginning to feel like business as usual again for Maria Sharapova. Federer has set really high standards on the court as far as his fitness is concerned. We've had good matches over the years.
"Push on, there's too much talk about heat", Kornes said on Sportsday SA on Thursday evening.
Federer maintained his record of always reaching the third round at Melbourne Park, and this is his 19th appearance.
The huge Djokovic fan wound up having an entire row to herself.
Former champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a winning return to the Australian Open as she wore down Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday to take her place in the second round.
"It was some harm". Two other US contenders, No 8 Jack Sock and No 16 John Isner, were out on opening day.
Over 40 unforced errors and nine double faults by the 17-year-old wildcard Aiava gave Halep a hand in her bid for a first Grand Slam title. But even with the ice towel, the water, I think my body was super warm.
Brett: Daniil Medvedev overcame an injured Thanasi Kokkinakis and the crowd in the first round.
"At the end I just figure out I will have my second breath, and I just hold". I was watching this tournament with a box of Kleenex next to me [last year], sick. It will be a fight and Djokovic will need to rely on his trademark defence and court coverage skills. He felt like he was going to collapse - but he didn't.
"(He) had to leave several points go by. "The fourth could have gone either way". "There are many players that are struggling".
Federer says such comebacks aren't as easy as he and his great rival make it look. Monfils looked a little shaky in his first match against Munar, while Djokovic won comfortably.
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