Sporting Life

In a brutal sport, a suffering Nadal crosses his first hurdle

Rafael Nadal hits a return against Jack Draper during their men's singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Jan 16, 2023. PHOTO: AFP
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Serve at over 200kmh. Sprint. Turn. Hit a forehand at 150kmh. Slide on hardcourt. Stretch. Run four feet beyond the sideline. Chase a drop shot to the net. Rise to smash a lob.

That’s one point done.

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