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There was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round.
The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Ted Ligety will miss the rest of the ski season because of back surgery, denying him a chance to win a fourth straight giant slalom title at the world championships.
Boudreau's handling of players has set a tone of accountability woven through the best first half in team history. His deft touch with in-game adjustments and willingness to ride a hot hand demonstrate just how much coaching matters.
The 64 players contesting second-round matches at the Australian Open on Wednesday have won a total of 36 Grand Slam singles titles. One guy, however, has nearly half of them.