Melbourne, Australia – Third-seeded two-time runner-up Andy Murray cruised past Robin Haase on Tuesday in the first round at the 2013 Australian Open.
The reigning U.S. Open and Olympic titlist Murray moved past Haase with a decisive 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory.
Joao Sousa awaits Murray in the second round after he sailed past John- Patrick Smith 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
29th-seeded Thomaz Bellucci was ousted by Slovak Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 6-1, 6-3, while No. 21 Andreas Seppi of Italy earned a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Horacio Zeballos.
Second-seeded four-time Aussie champion Roger Federer will take on Frenchman Benoit Paire later on Tuesday.
Some other seeds slated for action on Day 2 are No. 6 former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, No. 7 former Aussie runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 9 Richard Gasquet.