Australian Open draw analysis: Kind draw gives Rafael Nadal fighting chance amid fitness uncertainty

Australian Open draw analysis: Kind draw gives Rafael Nadal fighting chance amid fitness uncertainty
 

There were question marks over whether Rafael Nadal would even making to the starting line in Melbourne, but the Spaniard will certainly fancy his chances of a deep run after seeing the draw.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era to win every major twice or more, but injury problems have left him a distant third favourite behind six-time winners Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Nadal was forced to retire from his quarter-final against eventual runner-up Marin Cilic last time out and has only recently recovered from a small thigh issue, which... read more

 
12 January 2019 in Sport, Views: 163
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