Rafael Nadal vs Hugo Dellien LIVE
3.30am: Both players are now out on court with Nadal receiving a rapturous reception from the Australian crowd. This one should be a straight forward contest for the world No 1.
3am: Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s live blog for Rafael Nadal’s opening match at the Australian Open. Both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic progressed with relative ease to the second round and Nadal is expected to do the same against Hugo Dellien.
The 26-year-old Bolivian has never competed in the main draw of the Australian Open before and lost on the Australian hard courts at the Auckland Open 6-0 6-1 earlier this month.
This match follows the conclusion of Donna Vekic vs Maria Sharapova.