India's Devvarman advances to second round in Australia

Indian star Somdev Devvarman started his Australian Open campaign in style as he cruised past Germany's Bjorn Phau in the first round of the men's singles event in Melbourne on Monday.

Somdev, whose ranking has sunk to 551, defeated Phau, who is ranked 78, 6-3 6-2 6-3 in close to a two-hour match.

The 27-year-old Indian will next take on the winner of the match between Simone Bolelli of Italy and Polish Jerzy Janowicz in the second round.

Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday (prefix denoted seeding):
 
23-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat Matthew Ebden (Australia) 4-6 6-7(0) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-3
Tim Smyczek (US) beat Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5
Somdev Devvarman (India) beat Bjoern Phau (Germany) 6-3 6-2 6-3
Tobias Kamke (Germany) beat Flavio Cipolla (Italy) 6-1 6-4 6-1
1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-2 6-4 7-5
22-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat David Goffin (Belgium) 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4
26-Jurgen Melzer (Austria) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-1 6-2
5-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Michael Russell (US) 6-3 7-5 6-3
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat Ruben Bemelmans (Belgium) 6-3 6-7(5) 2-6 7-5 11-9
Ryan Harrison (US) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 2-6 6-4 7-5 6-4
Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) beat Adrian Ungur (Romania) 6-4 6-4 6-2
Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) beat Maxime Authom (Belgium) 1-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 6-2
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-0 4-6 6-4
10-Nicolas Almagro (Spain) beat Steve Johnson (US) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2 6-7(6) 6-2
15-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (Germany) 6-2 6-4 6-3
Guillaume Rufin (France) beat Julian Reister (Germany) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-1 6-2
16-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Victor Hanescu (Romania) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-1 6-3
Xavier Malisse (Belgium) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 6-3 6-1 6-2
32-Julien Benneteau (France) beat Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 6-4 6-2 6-4

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