Rafael Nadal joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
Nadal will next play 2018 champion Alexander Zverev or tricky Briton Daniel Evans, who upset World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Monte-Carlo.
World number one Djokovic, playing in his first tournament since winning a ninth Australian Open in February, suffered his first defeat of 2021 on Thursday.
For the 225th time in his illustrious career, Rafael Nadal grabbed a two-set lead in a Grand Slam match. For only the second time, he blew that big edge and lost.
Rafael Nadal outclassed Fabio Fognini to close in on the all-time Grand Slam titles record on Monday as Ashleigh Barty ramped up hopes of becoming the Australian Open’s first home winner in 43 years.
Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal will meet Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the Australian Open third round after both won their matches on Thursday.
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Tuesday stormed into the second round of the ongoing Australian Open.
Dominic Thiem defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) in a gruelling encounter of the ATP Finals at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.