Top seed advance at Australian Open
January 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Top seed Rafael Nadal is into the third round with a straight-sets victory 6-3 6-4 7-6 over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the Australian Open.
Nadal says it is always a tough match going up against world number 52 – Mayer.
“For me, he’s always a tough opponent. Leonardo is a player with a big potential and he hits the ball so strong. Let’s see the last couple of games he’s a very dangerous opponent and I wish him all the best for the rest of the season.”
Looking at other results, third seed Grigor Dimitrov held his nerve to seal victory in a tense final set against American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald 4-6 6-2 6-4 0-6 8-6 after three hours and 25 minutes.
In the women’s category, world number two Caroline Wozniacki beat Croatian Jana Fett in tow sets, 3-6 6-2 7-5.