Australian Open sees Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer go through

Australian Open sees Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer go through

Rafael Nadal has progressed at the Australian Open.

The 2009 champion stepped up a gear in a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in his second round match against Australia's Matthew Ebden.

The world number two played his first match for four months on Monday after a variety of physical issues and looked a little rusty in a straight-sets victory against James Duckworth.

But he was much sharper against Duckworth's countryman Ebden and did not lose his serve once, finishing on a trademark forehand winner.

Frances Tiafoe pulled off the biggest upset of the Australian Open so far by knocking out fifth seed Kevin Anderson in the second round.

Twenty-year-old Tiafoe is probably the most exciting of the crop of young American men coming through and he reached the third round of a grand slam for the second time with a 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 victory over Anderson.

The fifth seed, who was beaten in the opening round by Kyle Edmund 12 months ago, did not appear to be feeling 100% and called the trainer on court during the third set.

Rodger Federer is already through.

The 37-year-old continued his quest for a third successive Melbourne Grand Slam with a straight sets win over Britain's Dan Evans.

After forcing a first-set tie break, Evans went 5-3 up before Federer won four points in a row to win the opening set 7-6 (7/5).

Women's singles defending champion Caroline Wozniacki has beaten Johanna Larsson of Sweden.

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