I have two units (at +900) on the Russian to win this tournament, but there's a countryman in his quarter who worries me.
Spain's world number one and top seed Nadal won in Melbourne in 2009 and will start his bid for a 20th Grand Slam title against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia.
Williams added: I think it's factored a lot into my game, and now it's just more or less about doing the best that Serena Williams can do. "You have court calls, then you look at the haze and everything, it doesn't look good".
As per the policy, decisions on whether play continues will be based on an air quality rating determined by analysing concentrations of air pollutants at Melbourne Park.
Night matches feature No. 1-ranked Ash Barty, who is hoping to become the first Australian woman to win her home major since 1978, and an American veteran playing a rising star - Venus Williams vs. Coco Gauff.
Hazardous smog left several players with coughs and breathing difficulties during qualifying last week, prompting speculation about whether the tennis season's first Major would be delayed.
The second and third sets were one-way traffic, with Federer's ground strokes finding their mark, while he was also impressive on serve with a number of aces for the match and only a single double fault to his name.
"I try to tell her I'm someone, you know", she joked. That was found on the tournament's other courts.
Regardless of the form the player is in, the defending champion can never be ruled out. "It's my racket. I can do whatever the hell I want with it". "You're just finding reasons to code me".
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"I think maybe previous year I was a little bit more fearless". "I feel so happy".
"They send some email and say they have professionals looking at it and they use the term 'playable, '" he said.
"There are parameters, that with some parameters we don't play ..."
Tsitsipas said he had struggled in practice earlier in the week.
"[My rivalry] with Roger and Rafa... is one of the motivations for me to still keep going at this age", Djokovic said.
"It was really tough for me to try and control my nerves". I'm feeling OK now but I was a bit concerned.
"That's it. That's kind of what I have been thinking about the last couple of weeks and months. Now it has gotten better".
Federer said he had not seen Clijsters swing a racquet in years but "knowing what she could do before, seeing her and her personality, if she is coming back, it's because she's really in the mood to".
"Oh my god, she (Bouzkova) is younger than me".