Just one of Roger Federer’s record-breaking 20 strokes, Nadal reached the four finals in Melbourne Park with no success as he claimed his only Norman Brooks Challenge Cup 11 years ago.

However, Nadal cleared the French and US Open Championship titles last year after he was ousted from the Australian Open by a Novak ok decision.

We look more closely at the 33-year-old as he prepares for the next match in Melbourne.

Form and results

Nadal had few problems in his own home victory against Bolivia’s Hugo Dalyen. Forced to grind early, the best seed eventually emerged from the 73rd World Rhode Island within two hours of the Rhode Island. A total of 38 winners and 8 breaks proved the difference for the relentlessly consistent Nadal.

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Nadal, who holds a 3-0 record, will try to maintain his perfect run against Delbonis, though this is the first clash outside of South America. Argentinean veteran Delbonis advanced to the second round with a straight victory over Jo Jo Sousa on Tuesday. This is only the second time Delbonis has made it beyond the first round of the Australian Open – he reached the third round in 2016.


The whole Spanish case could have awaited Nadal in the third round, with Pablo Carreno Busta also depending on the outcome. Things can be juicy in the fourth round if the superstar pulls it away. Nadal Kirgios, who has a history with Nadal, may be on his way to a quarter-final flight.

What he said

“I’ve had two breaks in the fifth set and lost. Another time in the final I get injuries, of course, against a great opponent. Against the opponent I was at that time, with a 14-0 record against him. In the final I had a problem with my luck, and then again, like 2018, I get an injury [to Marin] against Cilic. I went through a few things, more than honest in New York. But I don’t know. Maybe the conditions are better for me in New York than here. “

Source: Carol Mueller