Federer was president of the ATP player council, the same position Djokovic now holds, in 2012 when there was talk of a boycott if the major tournaments did not take action.
Two of them will meet in the third round. Kerber, however, is coming off of a title win at the Sydney International.
Happy to be playing tennis again like 2016, said Kerber, who planned an ice bath before a relaxed dinner out in Melbourne to mark the occasion.
Djokovic faces Gael Monfils in the second round on Thursday and Federer suspects the classy Frenchman will pose a huge threat to the six-time champion.
Djokovic rattled through the third set and it looked as though Monfils would quit, but to his credit, he recovered his senses to offer some stern resistance in the fourth.
Wild-card entry Julien Benneteau has had an upset 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over seventh-seeded David Goffin, winning the last five points in the tiebreaker in a third-round match.
"It was obvious we both suffered on the court today", Djokovic said. Really tough conditions brutal..
The forecast was for temperatures approaching 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), and delays were likely on side courts if the tournament invokes its Extreme Heat Policy.
Against an opponent who had thwarted the Russian's Grand Slam comeback in the last 16 of the US Open previous year, Sharapova sped through a scintillating first set in 23 power-packed minutes. I did my job in two sets against someone that's been troubling in the past for me.
2 civilians, BSF jawan killed in Pakistan firing Condemning the recent ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the region, Singh said that Islamabad will have to bear its own action. The people of the affected areas are not coming out of their houses due to being frightened over the intense shelling.
Defending champion Roger Federer was quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Read Also: Caroline Wozniacki "proud' of greatest comeback Djokovic said there was little indication that players were going to have any form of discussion with the sport's chiefs for a shorter season".
Angelique Kerber won the Australian Open title in 2016. In Melbourne, all matches will be played on Saturday.
Temperatures at the Australian Open have been well above 100 degrees Farenheit during some matches.
'I think what's good is that all the players are talking to one another, ' he said. Serving for the match, Dominic opened with a forehand victor but made a subsequent forehand error. She needed a medical time out in the first set, and accidently hit a ball into a line judge in frustration.
Eighth seed Garcia also stayed in the title hunt, but she found it hard going against Czech teen Marketa Vondrousova who pushed her to three gruelling sets.
As for how far she can go in the tournament, she said: "I feel like I'm building". I was checking the tickets to fly back. I forgot to ask him if that was his real hair or a wig.
Pera will next play No. 20 Barbora Strycova.
Karolina Pliskova, the women's sixth seed and one of the favorites to win, will be taking on No. 29 Lucie Safarova. The Argentine and the Russian met for the first time in Auckland two weeks ago, and Delpo emerged a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victor.
The 30-year-old Serb will now play Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round.
The disgraced doctor has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. Separately on Thursday , a victim impact statement from McKayla Maroney was read aloud in court.
AFAM's SI was 789,000 shares in January as released by FINRA. (NYSE: CAH ) on Wednesday, January 6 to "Market Perform" rating. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 18.4% during the second quarter.
The Coast Guard responded to the scene and the federal Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration dispatched an investigator. Kentucky State Police say that an investigation revealed that the explosion happened inside the boat which was being worked on.
Six other deaths were reported across central and northern Germany , where transport networks have been crippled by the weather. Schiphol later said that some flights would resume as the storm moved inland, adding that there would be severe delays.
The trial court had found Mr Farooqui guilty of raping the woman on July 30, 2016 and had fined him with Rs 50,000. The Delhi High Court had, in September previous year , acquitted Farooqui by giving him the "benefit of the doubt".
The second round of the 2018 Australian Open continues on Wednesday (or Thursday for the players in Melbourne ). She was knocked out by 88-ranked Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 but refused to make excuses.
House yesterday passed the budget measure which would in part put a two-year pause on the medical device tax. Their protection from deportation - an Obama-era regulation - expires in March , as ordered by Trump.
Among those in trouble was Gael Monfils , with fears for his health in his mid-afternoon match against Djokovic . Stan Wawrinka grimaces after a point in his second round loss against American Tennys Sandgren .
Between Triple H dancing with Jinder Mahal in India and this performance on the Tonight Show , he's certainly gaining fans. While Steph kicked off the Disney song, it wasn't long before she pulled a seemingly reluctant Triple H to the stage.
Burnley vs Manchester United, Premier League preview
Manchester United is unbeaten in its last six games with a 3-0-3 record, including wins in each of its last three matches. Burnley , on the other hand, are struggling to maintain a consistent run of form, especially in recent big games.
Who goes to the Super Bowl?
He'll have to elevate his game in order to push the Eagles into the Super Bowl - a tough ask against this caliber of defense. He is rarely caught out of position and one of the reasons why it is hard to break chunk plays against Minnesota's defense.
Kerala: Mother confesses to son's murder
The woman told the court that the police had bashed her up but she said she did not have any complaint against them. However, police are looking into all possible angles to see if there is more to than what she has said.
Djokovic beats Monfils to advance at Open
Players are urged to keep themselves hydrated and use ice wrapped in towels to cool off at changeovers in the draining weather. Tournament organisers said they had been "close" to calling a halt to play and shutting the main stadiums roofs.
MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas at 10 am CT
He was arguably one of the top prospects in this draft as several draft boards had him going as high as number one. Colorado Rapids selected Alan Winn, F, North Carolina with the 25th overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft .