Players slowly adjusting to the heat

It didn't go as planned.

They lost 6-4, 7-5 to American Eric Butorac and South African Raven Klaasen in the opening round in Australia.

Rafter, the two-time US Open champ, came out of retirement after 13 years.

Hewitt and Rafter are two of Australia's biggest tennis icons.

"As he said, he served very well," Hewitt told reporters, referring to his doubles partner. "After so many shoulder problems and surgeries, sometimes that's the toughest thing.

"That was obviously his strength today. Sort of kept us in it today, holding his tight service games."

Not everyone was as impressed with Rafter's game, though.

Goran Ivanisevic, who beat Rafter in one of the most famous Wimbledon finals in 2001, watched the match and apparently left his book of euphemisms at home.

Said Rafter, "[Goran] said it was F-ing bad, not just bad, it was really bad."

Short and sweet

Facing the searing heat, not many players were in the mood for a sun tan on Day 3. Of the 16 men's matches, only one went five sets. Florian Mayer upset the 14th seed, Mikhail Youzhny, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours, 6 minutes.

Tommy Robredo went 3 hours, 32 minutes in a four-set win over Julien Benneteau.

On the women's side, Daniela Hantuchova did herself few favors by going 12-10 in 3 hours, 13 minutes.

His best Hulkamania imitation

Jerzy Janowicz beat Pablo Andujar in a tough four-setter Wednesday. To celebrate, the Polish whippersnapper ripped off his jersey a la Hulk Hogan.

Though Janowicz sported a fairly impressive six pack, he certainly didn't come close to matching the alleged 24-inch pythons of the six-time WWE champion.

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