Sporting Life: Nadal in ferocious form leaves Tsitsipas in a daze

Defeat always hurts but it comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles. There is the close defeat and the no-chance rout. There is the last-minute loss and the unlucky day. There is the equipment malfunctioning night and the hand-eye genius who outwits you.

And then there is Rafael Nadal in one of his murderous moods.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2019, with the headline 'Nadal in ferocious form leaves Tsitsipas in a daze'. Print Edition | Subscribe