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Rafael Nadal races past Florian Mayer to keep hopes of Novak Djokovic semi-final clash alive at Australian Open - The Independent

Rafael Nadal had to apologise for his Mallorcan time-keeping but there was nothing sloppy about the Spaniard's tennis as he swept aside Florian Mayer to reach the Australian Open second round. After defeating Mayer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena, Nadal ...and more »

With the Tennis Season Beginning, a Wish List for 2017 - New York Times

MELBOURNE, Australia — Tennis got more than its share of undesirable events in 2016: Roger Federer's first surgery, Maria Sharapova's suspension for a doping violation, the knife attack on Petra Kvitova that left the future of her career in doubt. But ...and more »

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Milos Raonic power into 2nd round - Firstpost

Melbourne: Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion looked back to his healthy best after an injury-riddled 2016 as he ...and more »

Marcos Baghdatis - Eurosport.com

GAME, SET AND MATCH! - NADAL 6-3 6-1 6-3 BAGHDATIS. A magnificent display from Nadal as he serves it out on a third match point after Baghdatis had saved two to make deuce. In truth, the Spaniard simply outclassed Baghdatis in a straight sets victory ...and more »

Will Rafael Nadal Injury Cost Him The Australian Open 2017? - Health Aim

PHOTOGRAPH: DAVID ILIFF/Wikimedia | Former world number one Rafael Nadal announced he's ready to restore his rank after a left wrist injury. Following the shocking Rafael Nadal injury in 2016, the long-time world number one was forced to end his season ...and more »

Rafael Nadal, finally healthy, looks to reclaim top status: 'I am going to fight to be again better' - The National

Rafael Nadal says he is driven to restore his slumping ranking after powering past Germany's Florian Mayer into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. January 17, 2017. Updated: January 17, 2017 04:00 AM. 0. shares. Twitter Facebook Google ...and more »

Rafael Nadal talks politics, says he doesn't like Donald Trump - Zee News

Nadal consoled himself with the thought that in a globalised world Trump would not necessarily be able to have things all his own way. AFP| Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 23:35 PM IST. Comments |. Rafael Nadal talks politics, says he doesn't like Donald ...and more »

Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev all reach Australian Open second round - Metro

Rafael Nadal cruised into the second round of the Australian Open after beating Florian Mayer in straight sets. The Spaniard came through what was on paper a relatively tricky tie, with the German a former world No. 18. Antonio Conte reveals why ...and more »

Healthy Rafael Nadal overcomes Mayer to advance at Australian Open - The New Indian Express

Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Germany's Florian Mayer during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.(Photo |AP). MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal powered into the ...and more »

Rafael Nadal bags straight sets victory over Florian Mayer to move serenely into Australian Open second round - Daily Mail

Rafael Nadal easily avoided the embarrassment of back-to-back first round exits at the Australian Open in his Melbourne opener. The injury plagued Spaniard ramped up his serve and rattled off 39 winners to beat Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 6-1, on Rod Laver ...and more »