The Bulgarian third seed, a semifinalist at Melbourne Park a year ago, barely got out of first gear as he displayed his considerable range of skills to oust his Austrian opponent in just 98 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
"I knew I had to play really aggressive and stay very consistent".
Nadal, who is gunning for a 17th major title but only his second Australian Open crown, was hampered by a knee injury at the tail-end of the 2017 season.
Meanwhile, it was a bad day for American women in the singles as Venus Williams, Coco Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens were all knocked out in the first round.
"I've showed on multiple occasions over the year that I can play and beat the best guys in the world", Zverev said.
The result was never in doubt here, though, and in truth it was the flawless matchup for the 16-time Grand Slam champion.
The 12-time major victor is in the same quarter as No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 5 Dominic Thiem and 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka, who confirmed Saturday he'd return at Melbourne Park from his own six-month layoff following surgery on his left knee.
The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open commenced in Melbourne today with the very best of the best in action, fighting it out on the court for the highest honours.
Toni has departed to focus on his nephew's tennis academy but Nadal said their relationship remained intimate and "easy". The 49th-ranked Edmund, who lost to 11th seeded Anderson in five sets in the third round at last year's French Open, toughed out a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in nearly four hours.
It was a trickier first outing for sixth seed Marin Cilic, who dropped a set to Vasek Pospisil before coming through 6-2 6-2 4-6 7-6 (7/5).
"[In the off-season] I just work".
'Straight after London I had to stop for a while and then I worked step-by-step that's why I could not go to Brisbane because I started a little bit slower than usual and we wanted to do things the right way for this season again.
"I can't thank him enough for all the things".
"I was disappointed I couldn't make it in Brisbane".
However, they had not done their research as Kyrgios responded with: "I don't think she was there".
Federer, who begins his title defence on Tuesday, 16 January, against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, is looking to win the first few rounds and get into his stride so as to give him a viable chance to win the title again.
Nadal was feeling out his body and his game more than his opponent, examining his forehand and serve, ticking off his court coverage and how his grumbly knee would cope.
A false alarm warning people to seek shelter because of an incoming ballistic missile sent Hawaii into a panic Saturday. Hawaiian emergency management officials said the original message was mistakenly sent out. "What do you do", she said.
For all of 2017, HP led in shipments with 55.16 million units for a market share of 21%, just ahead of Lenovo's 20.8% share. The 2017 holiday quarter was a positive one for the PC market , according to the latest estimates from analysts at IDC .
The message: "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii". "I took a lead going into the final day and played well the whole way". Kizzire had to watch three times as Hahn had a putt to win, two of those putts from 6 feet and 10 feet on the par-5 18th hole.
After a better damage assessment earlier in the week, a total of 64 homes were destroyed, while 300 to 462 were damaged. The storm sent flash floods cascading through mountain slopes that were burned bare by a huge wildfire in December.
Jio's sachet packs are small value recharge packs that offer small amount of data and come with short validity period. Earlier this month, Reliance Jio announced new prepaid recharge plans as part of the "Happy New Year 2018" offer.
It was picked up on the live feed and the minimum ban for verbal abuse is 6 months while the maximum ban is 12 months. Should Bastareaud face a disciplinary hearing then he would face a ban of at least six weeks, if found guilty.
After the rescue operations failed to save the lives of the sailors on board or extinguish the fire, the tanker sank completely. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that was used to power the vessel.
Turns out your Chromecast could be killing your home network
In other words, devices like Chromecast and Google Home are basically DDoSing your router with more requests than it can handle. Some are also installing the latest beta of Google Play Services ( opt-in here ), assuming that Google may have patched this.
Moves Nintendo Needs to Make to Win 2018
You and a friend can team up and bust out of jail together, or you can work against one another, if you're feeling competitive. There was a Nintendo Direct Event held earlier this week and it was jam packed with a load of news to start of the new year.
Koreas progress in talks despite North's threats
North Korea is planning to send a large delegation to the Olympics in addition to the athletes and performance group. As a result, South Korean pair Kim Kyu-eun and Kam Kang-chan became eligible to perform at Pyeongchang .
ChristIan Wilkins Is Returning To Clemson
The Tigers did lose a few offensive players to the draft, most notably junior receivers Deon Cain and Ray-Ray McCloud. Clemson had 46 sacks in 14 games in 2017 and Wilkins, Lawrence and Ferrell were first-team All-ACC selections.
Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Tuesday morning
Monday through Tuesday morning - Wind chill values during this time will lower to between 25 below and 40 degrees below zero. Highs will top out near 11 degrees, with winds out of the northwest up to 15 miles per hour .
Recently hired Ken Norton Jr
But Garafolo reports that Norton has an out in his contract that allows him to return to Seattle as defensive coordinator. Norton Jr. joined the 49ers after serving two and a half seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders.