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Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal cruise through in Melbourne

Grigor Dimitrov made light work of German Dustin Brown, easing to a comprehensive straight-sets win at the Australian Open.

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Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray eased to straight-sets win in the Australian Open first round on Monday.

Bulgarian 10th seed Dimitrov crushed entertaining German Dustin Brown 6-2 6-3 6-2 on the back of 30 winners.

Brown was entertaining but erratic as Dimitrov set up a second-round clash with Slovakian Lukas Lacko, who beat Argentine Maximo Gonzalez 4-6 6-2 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-1.

Nadal showed no signs of rustiness or injury on his way to a straight-sets thrashing of Mikhail Youzhny.

The Spanish third seed, under an injury cloud heading into the year's first grand slam, eased to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena.

Murray still has room for improvement despite his straight-sets win over Yuki Bhambri.

The British sixth seed endured a few sloppy moments, but he was good enough to claim a 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-3) win in two hours 13 minutes.

With 40 winners and 29 unforced errors, Murray's numbers looked solid " while Bhambri hit 48 unforced errors for the match.

Murray will take on Australian Marinko Matosevic, who fought to a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 4-6 7-5 6-3 win over Russian Alexander Kudryavtsev.

Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych had few problems against Colombian Alejandro Falla, claiming a 6-3 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 win.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the 24th seed, smashed 37 winners on his way to a 6-1 6-3 6-1 thrashing of Carlos Berlocq.

Spanish 15th seed Tommy Robredo lasted just 20 minutes before retiring while leading Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 3-2.

Croatian teenager Borna Coric threatened an upset before going down 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-4 to French 29th seed Jeremy Chardy.

Chardy will meet Andreas Seppi after the Italian edged Uzbek Denis Istomin 5-7 6-3 2-6 6-1 6-4.

David Goffin was solid in his 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-0 win over American veteran Michael Russell.

Slovakian 32nd seed Martin Klizan struggled early before getting past Japan's Tatsuma Ito 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-4.

He will face Portugal's Joao Sousa, who beat local hope Jordan Thompson 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Australian Bernard Tomic overcame Tobias Kamke 7-5 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 6-2 and Argentine 26th seed Leonardo Mayer cruised past John Millman 6-3 6-3 6-2.

Philipp Kohlschreiber crushed Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2 6-2 6-1 and 2006 finalist Marcos Baghdatis battled past Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 6-4 6-4.

Berankis had a 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 win over Igor Sijsling, while the Lithuanian's next opponent " South African 14th seed Kevin Anderson " was a 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 5-7 6-4 victor against Argentine Diego Schwartzman.

James Duckworth got the better of Blaz Kavcic 6-2 5-7 7-6 (9-7) 3-6 6-2 in a rematch of their epic encounter in 2013 and American Tim Smyczek edged Australian Luke Saville 7-6 (7-2) 7-5 6-4.

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