EFEMelbourne, Australia

Russians Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev convincingly beat Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen and the Italian Gianluca Mager in the first round of the Australian Open; while Norway’s Casper Ruud retired before his match against Slovakia’s Alex Molcan due to injury.

No. 2 seed Medvedev beat Laaksonen 6-1, 6-3 and 7-6(3) while No. 5 seed Rublev won 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2. EFE