Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal gained the Australian Open in 2009
Australian Open 2019
Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January
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Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal overcame James Duckworth in straight units to succeed in the second spherical of the Australian Open.

Spanish second seed Nadal, 32, noticed off the Australian 6-Four 6-Three 7-5 in two hours 16 minutes on Rod Laver Area, regardless of a cussed end from Duckworth.

“He was enjoying tremendous aggressive, each shot,” Nadal mentioned.

South African fifth seed Kevin Anderson additionally progressed by beating France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-Three 5-7 6-2 6-1.

The 32-year-old, who has reached the fourth spherical at Melbourne Park on three events, served 14 aces however made 38 unforced errors as he gained his opening match in two hours 53 minutes.

The Wimbledon runner-up faces American Frances Tiafoe within the subsequent spherical.

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