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Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Tennis legend John McEnroe said Kyrgios`s lack of effort was a "black eye for the sport".

Australian Open: Heat is on as Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber, other top seeds struggle on opening day

Australian Open: Heat is on as Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber, other top seeds struggle on opening day

Earlier, players draped themselves with towels packed with ice on a sweltering afternoon. Temperatures are set to rise further on Tuesday to a sizzling 38 Celsius.

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Seeded 17th after six months away from the sport nursing a knee injury, Federer`s first round match against Austrian qualifier Melzer.

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Andy Murray sets out tomorrow to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament's greatest champion of all-time.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Djokovic, has a tough first-round against experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who has beaten Djokovic four times in their 13 encounters.

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Murray among top contenders for World Sportsman of the Year award

The winners, as voted for by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be revealed in Monaco on February 14.

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber top seeds; Roger Federer seeded No. 17

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber top seeds; Roger Federer seeded No. 17

In the seedings confirmed by Australian Open organizers on Thursday, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been seeded No. 17 after missing out on action for six months.

World No.1 Andy Murray commits to play at Queen's club for rest of his career

World No.1 Andy Murray commits to play at Queen's club for rest of his career

World number one Andy Murray has agreed to play in the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club for the rest of his career.

Australian Open: Sir Andy Murray to be treated like 'royalty' in Melbourne

Australian Open: Sir Andy Murray to be treated like 'royalty' in Melbourne

Murray's stellar 2016 saw him crowned Wimbledon champion, enjoy a successful Olympic title defense.

Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Nadal, 30, said it was good for the game to see younger players starting to make their mark.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

The world number two said it was "the dream start" to 2017 in his build-up to the defence of the Australian Open title later this month.

Qatar Open Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in Australian Open prelude

Qatar Open Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in Australian Open prelude

The Serbian won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 after wasting three match points in the second set.

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Djokovic said he was lucky to be in his second successive Doha final after being on the brink of a straight sets defeat

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic saves five match points against Fernando Verdasco to reach final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic saves five match points against Fernando Verdasco to reach final

His win keeps alive hopes of final clash between the top two players in the world.

Qatar Open: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic advance to semi-finals of season opener

Qatar Open: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic advance to semi-finals of season opener

The victory means Murray now stands just five behind Rafael Nadal`s mark of 32 consecutive tour victories.Djokovic holds the all-time record of 43 wins in a row.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic downs evergreen Radek Stepanek to reach semis

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic downs evergreen Radek Stepanek to reach semis

The semi-final line-up will be completed on Thursday when Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga face off.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic gets a 'Selfie' surprise after winning his way into quater-final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic gets a 'Selfie' surprise after winning his way into quater-final

The world number two won his second round match 6-3, 6-4 in just 72 minutes against Horacio Zeballos.

Qatar Open: Andy Murray progresses into quater-final with hard fought victory over Gerald Melzer

Qatar Open: Andy Murray progresses into quater-final with hard fought victory over Gerald Melzer

Murray, who looked drained at the end, will play Spain`s Nicolas Almagro next.

Qatar Open: Andy Murray registers his 25th straight win, beats Jeremy Chardy in straight sets

Qatar Open: Andy Murray registers his 25th straight win, beats Jeremy Chardy in straight sets

In 2016, the Briton not only remained unbeaten but won five consecutive titles and snatched the world`s number one spot from Novak Djokovic.

Qatar Open 2017: After poor start, Novak Djokovic beats world number 63 Jan-Lennard Struff

Qatar Open 2017: After poor start, Novak Djokovic beats world number 63 Jan-Lennard Struff

Djokovic, who is the defending champion in Doha, hit 17 winners but also 20 unforced errors.