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3-set victory against local hero – Nadal is kicking without stitch – Sport


Rafael Nadal shows little effort in his starting game at the Australian Open and defeats James Duckworth 6: 4, 6: 3, 7: 5.

Behind Rafael Nadal's skill before the start of the Australian Open stood a big question mark. The Spaniard had to cancel the preparation tournament in Brisbane at short notice due to thigh complaints. In his opening match in Melbourne Nadal now but a clear answer –

; at least as far as his body.

Playfully, however, "Bull from Manacor" against James Duckworth (ATP 237) showed quite a weakness or two. For example, in the third set, when Nadal could earn the match in the 5: 3 game.

Instead, the 17-time Grand Slam winner took the break to zero. Since Nadal took another nail, he still won the seat 7: 5 and won after 2:15 hours.

Always in control of the situation

Duckworth knew how to fight back and played well, The key points had australia-equipped with a wildcard, but delivered almost without exception. Then he missed it to capitalize in the second round of a Breakvorsprung capital. On the contrary: Nadal responded immediately, managed directly about the rebreaker and took his opponent to win the second set a little later from the service – the preliminary decision.

Finally, Nadal had a Winner error of 38: 11, a strong value. In Round 2, the Spanish number 2 will be the winner of the duel between Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 51) and Matthew Ebden (ATP 48).

Transmission: Radio SRF 3, afternoon bulletin, 10.01.2019, 16:05

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