Australian Open: Dominant Rafael Nadal demolishes Damir Dzumhur

Updated: 20 January, 2018 12:48 IST | AFP | Melbourne

Rafael Nadal continued his sensational run in the Australian Open, shedding just five games in romping to a straight sets win over Damir Dzumhur

Spains Rafael Nadal
Spain's Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal continued his sensational run in the Australian Open, shedding just five games in romping to a straight sets win over Damir Dzumhur. The Spanish World No. 1 took just 1 hour, 50 mins to storm into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 demolition of the 28th seeded Bosnian on Margaret Court Arena.

Easy win for Spaniard
Nadal, a losing finalist to Roger Federer last year in Melbourne, has lost only 21 games in his three victories to reach the Round of 16 after coming into the year's opening Grand Slam with queries over the state of a knee injury. He will take on Argentina's 24th seed Diego Schwartzman in tomorrow's fourth round.

Kyrgios beats childhood idol
Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios beat his childhood hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the third round. The Australian will now face World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov, who beat Russia's Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 as temperatures touched 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).

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First Published: 20 January, 2018 10:40 IST

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