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Melbourne, Australia (Sports Network) - Second-seeded four-time champion Roger Federer and third-seeded two-time runner-up Andy Murray earned straight-set victories Tuesday in opening-round action at the Australian Open. The 17-time Grand Slam king and former world No. 1 Federer opened his 2013 season by making quick work of Benoit Paire, handling the Frenchman 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in 1 hour, 23 minutes at Rod Laver Arena. Federer is the reigning Wimbledon champion and has reached five Aussie Open finals, going 4-1 in those matches. The super Swiss will face former top-five Russian star Nikolay Davydenko in the round of 64 on Thursday. The reigning U.S. Open and Olympic titlist Murray moved past Dutchman Robin Haase with a decisive 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory. The British star reached back-to- back Melbourne finals in 2010 and 2011. Murrays second-round opponent will be Portuguese Joao Sousa. Meanwhile, sixth-seeded former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro committed just eight unforced errors in breezing past Frances Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, seventh-seeded former Aussie runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised past fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-4, 7-5, 6-2, and No. 9 seed Richard Gasquet of France eased past Spaniard Albert Montanes 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 to claim spots in the second round. Tsonga is now 6-0 lifetime against the left-handed Llodra. Up next for del Potro will be German Benjamin Becker, while Tsonga will take on Japanese Go Soeda and Gasquet will encounter Colombian Alejandro Falla. No. 12 Croat Marin Cilic defeated Aussie Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 7-5, 6-2; 13th-seeded Canadian slugger Milos Raonic overcame Czech Jan Hajek 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0); No. 14 Giles Simon of France fought back to best Italian Filippo Volandri 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2; and Philipp Kohlschreiber, the 17th seed, posted a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 decision over Steve Darcis to move on. The German Kohlschreiber was a finalist in Auckland last week. Top-20 upsets came when acrobatic Frenchman Gael Monfils took out 18th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3 and Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen outlasted 19th-seeded oft-injured German Tommy Haas 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6. Other seeded winners were No. 21 Andreas Seppi, No. 25 Florian Mayer and No. 30 Marcel Granollers, while some other seeded losers were No. 27 Martin Klizan and No. 29 Thomaz Bellucci. The Slovakian Klizan gave way to German Daniel Brands 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while the Brazilian Bellucci succumbed to Slovenian Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Several other men reached the second round, including the aforementioned Davydenko, American Rajeev Ram, hot Aussie Bernard Tomic, Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, and Canadas Jesse Levine, who doused former top-five Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4. Davydenko fought back to top Israeli Dudi Sela 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3, while Tomic, fresh off his first career ATP title last week in Sydney, leveled Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Day 2 at Melbourne Park. The second round will commence Wednesday with 16 mens matches, including ones for top-seeded two-time defending and three-time overall Aussie champ Novak Djokovic and fourth seed David Ferrer. Djokovic will face American Ryan Harrison, while Ferrer, fresh off his Auckland title, will battle American Tim Smyczek. Also on the Day-3 schedule will be fifth-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych, eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic, rising 16th-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori, 20th-seeded American Sam Querrey, and 28th-seeded former Aussie runner-up Marcos Baghdatis. Querrey will tangle with fellow American Brian Baker. ray ban outlet . The Bayern Munich player fractured his left foot in July and was unlikely to recover in time for the Sept. 11 Group C game in Vienna. "Alaba wont be added to the squad even if he gets fit just in time," Koller said Tuesday. Ray Ban Outlet Mall . carded a round of 5-under 66 during Mondays Final Qualifier at Heron Point Golf Links to top the 52-player field and earn an exemption into this weeks 2012 RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. http://www.officialraybansunglassesoutlet.com/ . Hamilton completed the Formula One race in 1 hour, 41 minutes, 5.503 seconds -- more than a second ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. Romain Grosjean, also of Lotus, was third. ray ban sunglasses for sale . -- Marc Trestman had it all mapped out, right up to the Chicago Bears championship parade. Ray Ban Aviators Sunglasses .C. United have signed Brazilian striker Rafael as a designated player on loan for one year.The B.C. Lions were expected to come to terms with cornerback Dante Marsh and defensive back Ryan Phillips in advance of Wednesdays free agency period, which began at Noon et. Marshs deal is pending him passing a physical. Marsh, 32, is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery performed two months ago. The eight-year veteran was injured in the second quarter of the Grey Cup game and had an arthroscopic rotator cuff procedure performed Dec. 8. After being released by the NFLs Tennessee Titans in 2004, Marsh was signed as a free agent by the Lions prior to the 2004 season. After a few rough starts, the Fresno State product soon developed into one the CFLs shutdown defensive backs.dddddddddddd The 29-year-old Phillips has never missed a game in seven years with the Lions, playing in 108 consecutive regular season contests and eight more in the playoffs. He is one of the Lions best finds by way of free agent camp and was quickly signed to a contract in advance of the 2005 season and made the opening day roster following training camp. In six seasons with the Lions, he has racked up 274 tackles and 27 interceptions, putting him in a tie for fifth all-time for the Lions. ' ' ' 

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