Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday he was confident of taking another step towards recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week.
Italian pair Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini won their first Grand Slam doubles title on Saturday when they beat the French challenge of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the Australian Open final.
India's Leander Paes and South Africa's Raven Klaasen entered the second round of the Australian Open doubles tennis tournament beating American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (6) here on Wednesday.
World number one Serena Williams credited an on-court coffee for her recovery after she stormed back from a first set bagel to beat Italy`s Flavia Pennetta in her opening match of the year at the Hopman Cup on Monday.
Roger Federer overcame some tough early resistance from Simone Bolelli and Stanislas Wawrinka eased past Fabio Fognini as Switzerland raced 2-0 ahead in their Davis Cup semi-final against Italy in Geneva on Friday.Federer, bidding to add to his substantial collection of honours by steering the Alpine nation to a first Davis Cup triumph, delighted a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena with a 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4 victory.