Rafael Nadal advances to the second round of Australian Open in straight sets.
The World Number 1 passed the first test perfectly, after defeating Dellien with 6-2 / 6-3 / 6-0.
Nadal clashed his opponent in the final set with a bagel and could get through him to the next round,
Rafael Nadal expressed he’s happy for the win and Dellien was playing a great match.
“He’s a fighter, he has a great story behind him, happy for him that’s he’s playing at a high level.”Rafael Nadal reveals happiness after winning R1 Embed from Getty Images
Moreover, Rafael Nadal praised his opponent and cleared a few things about the past.
“It’s a great start for me here. What you want in the first round is just to win, and if it’s in straight sets better.”
“I did some treatment at the end of the season, stay four days at home, and work again,”
“Sometimes, you know, like before 2017 season I had two months and a half to work because I didn’t play after Shanghai.”
“When you have this time to work on specific things, then you can expect new things or you can expect some improvements.”Embed from Getty Images
After that, Rafael Nadal expressed why He did not win more titles in the Australian Open,
“I don’t know, I have been breaking up twice in the fifth set and I lost. Then other times, like 2018, I get injured against Cilic.”
“I went through a couple of things, more than in New York honestly. But I don’t know.”
“Maybe the conditions are better for me in New York than here. That’s the only reason that I can find.”