Sunday, 24 March, 2019

Seamless Nadal drubs Australian Duckworth in Melbourne opener

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Cassandra Castillo | 14 January, 2019, 15:27

Nadal was clinical, sending Duckworth packing with a 6-4 6-3 7-5 victory at Rod Laver Area as he shrugged off fitness concerns on the first day of the Australian Open.

'I know, you were closing your eyes to be more focused on what I was saying, ' Nadal then continued, as he made light of the embarrassing situation.

After an injury-plagued 2018, Nadal was back to his devastating old self as he raced through in 2 hours and 15 minutes against Duckworth. "And that's what I need".

"So that's an important victory because it's the first victory in a while, and at the same time, because that gives me the chance to be on court again".

"But when you're playing the first round of a grand slam, I have been in many positions, a year ago Wimbledon came out against a qualifier that played really well".

It brought a huge ovation from the home supporters and another roar as the world number 238 held for 5-5.

"I thought we were going to hit the heat rule, but no luck", said Anderson, who faces either American Frances Tiafoe or Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran next.

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Isner went up a break in the fourth set and served to force a fifth while ahead 5-4. Not at all. Believe me.

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the match against Australia's James Duckworth.

"But anyway, my serve worked well".

"I think it's very easy to be in a position where things are flowing, you know, you're doing all the right things, she's making a few errors, you're comfortable, easy to get complacent, and, you know, complacency is not great. I felt solid with the second".

The Spaniard, who will next meet the victor of Australian Matthew Ebden's contest with Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, broke Duckworth six times while surrendering his serve twice and brought an end to the match with a brilliant crosscourt victor.

After an abdominal problem and ankle surgery ended his season early, he pulled out of the warm-up tournament in Brisbane last week with a minor thigh strain. "I had a small issue on the leg and the doctor wouldn't allow me on court even if I wanted", Nadal said.

"Despite my opponent not having the best day, you still have to get the job done", Sharapova said.

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