Gallery: A scorcher of a start to the 2019 Australian Open

Kyle Edmund serves at Australian Open

The 2019 Australian Open is underway at Melbourne Park and day one featured the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki and more.

Here are Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver with the trophies so let’s get the show started…

Fifth seed Kevin Anderson was given a good workout by Adrian Mannarino.
Kevin Anderson serving

A day to remember for Katie Boulter as the young Brit beat Ekaterina Makarova in three sets.
Katie Boulter celebrates

It wasn’t such great news for another Brit in Harriet Dart as she lost 6-0, 6-0 against Maria Sharapova.
Maria Sharapova in action

Rafael Nadal making use of the ice towel on a hot day.
Rafael Nadal using an ice towel

The serving motion of former US Open winner Sloane Stephens.
Sloane Stephens serving

Kyle Edmund struggled in the heat before crashing out in straight sets.

Kyle Edmund at Australian Open

Andy Murray found Roberto Bautista Agut too strong for his battered hip too, but there were defiant roars along the way as he refused to go out quietly.

Andy Murray roars

And he certainly received a reception worthy of his legacy.

Andy Murray Australian Open reception

It got a little emotional in what could be his last ever match, with tournament organisers surprising him with a moving video tribute from tennis’ biggest stars.

Andy Murray on court interview

And, even as the sun set, the cooling sprinklers were still seeing plenty of use by an appreciative crowd.

Australian Open sprinklers


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