Download the FREE SBS Radio App for a better listening experience
Later in the day, Rod Laver Arena featured an all-Aussie first round match between wild card James Duckworth and two-times Grand Slam winner Lleyton Hewitt.
Earlier in the day, second seed Andy Murray dropped just six games cruising through 2014 Australian Open Junior Champion Alexander Zverev.
Sam Groth had the best of Frenchman Adrian Mannarino to earn a spot in the second round, where he faces Andy Murray.
On Wednesday, Aussie Grand Slam debutante Omar Jasika will face Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in round two.