Stan Wawrinka began the defense of his
Wawrinka was barely tested against the No. 100-ranked Ilhan, striking 34 winners and saving the only two break points he faced.
In a breakthrough 2014 season, Wawrinka claimed his first Grand Slam title, reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 and helped
"It's great, bringing me a lot of memories from last year," Wawrinka said of his return to Rod Laver Arena. "It was great to come back here feeling happy, happy with my game."
Two other men widely considered to be in the next generation of major winners advanced in straight sets, with No. 5
Nishikori, returning to Grand Slam action for the first time since his run to the
Nishikori is coming off a big year in 2014, when he became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam singles final. He's determined to go one better and win a major.