Mumbai: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal entered the second round of the ongoing Australian Open. On Tuesday Nadal advanced to the Grand Slam as he defeated Laslo Dere of Serbia 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in a first-round match at Rod Laver Arena.
World number two Nadal was widespread from the start and was seen showcasing his natural style in the first set, and this was short to be seen by Nadal wrapping up the first set.
Before coming into the match, Nadal missed some of the ATP Cup matches due to backache, but in the first round of the Australian Open, Nadal had no casual gameplay as he showed no mercy. Nadal will now play in the second-round match at the ongoing Australian Open on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Daniel Medvedev also reached the second round of the Australian Open as he defeated Wasek Pospisil 6–2, 6–2, 6–4 in the first round. On Monday, Dominic Thiem and Djokovic won their first-round matches of the Australian Open.
Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Naomi Osaka also progressed ahead in the women singles in the ongoing Australian Open.