Rafael nadal just dropped ,9 point on his serve and.Spaniard looking in very shape in whole match concide zero break point on his serve and won the match in straight sets ( 6 - 3 , 6 - 4). It was first meeting between pair since ,2015 in Paris Bercy, also won by Nadal.
"It wasn't a day where I took a lot of free points because the court was very heavy. But I was serving well, at a good speed and changing directions well", said Nadal. "I had the chance to hit my forehead after my serve and take control of the rallies, so I'm very happy with how I played."
Rafa, will play Korean teenager qualifier Hyeon Chung who prevailed against Zverev in all#next gen star match.
In Mexico, both Nadal and Djokovic wins there match in straight sets.
Serbian player comes first on the Court to take on his slovanian opponent, Martin klizan. We all know that klizan is a very tricky costumer and he show in very first set but, Novak handled and won first set 6 -3. Second set ,klizan break world no 2 but set goes into tie - breaker and Djokovic won 7-6 and win his first ATP match in South America Soil.
This was also Novak, first competitive match since his defeat in Australian - Open by Denis Istomin. Now he will face Juan Martin Delpotro in second round last time they both meet ,Argentine player win in Olympic games in first round.
Second match, in center court Rafa takes on Germans, Mischa Zverev it was pretty one sided affair Spanish player hit 28 winner and won the match in two straight sets ( 6 - 4 , 6 - 2).
Now he will face, Paolo Lorenzi or Japanese youngster Yoshihito Nishioka in second round
Serbian player, playing in Mexico for the first time in his career. It was ATP second 500 hundred event of the year.
Novak Djokovic surprised everyone to play Atp event in South America. World no 2 just play once in South America, last year in Olympic games for, Serbia Where he face a shocking defeat in very first round to Argentine player Juan Martin Delpotro.
"This is great news for the tournament . We're very pleased to the have world No. 2 in the Acapulco field. Public will be very happy and we're treating like a big party,"said Acapulco director Raul Zurutuza said. "Novak and Rafa are two great players that give very important value for the tournament . Also have Raonic, Delpotro and Goffin in the feild will make this a great event."
This tournament also features , one of the biggest rivalries in Tennis like Novak and Rafa.
Rafeal Nadal one of the greatest of this game,defeated the most talented and potential future grand slam winner, Germany's Alexzender Zverev in brutalising five set epic in Rod Laver Arena in morning session with the scoreline of ( 4 - 6 , 6 - 3 , 7 - 6 , 6 - 3 , 6 - 2).
It was a battle of gladiators in Tennis court. Zverev leads Nadal 2 set to 1, but we all know Spaniard with his spirt never gives up till the last point. Rafa won last two sets and won the match. Top quality shot - making and thrilling rallies earned both players standing ovation from the Rod Laver Arena crowd.
It's almost three years since Nadal won his 14th major title at 2014 French open, that was last time he got past the quarter - finals and at a Grand Slam."I won by fighting and running a lot",said Nadal. "I think everybody knows how good Alexander is. He's is a future of our sport and present too."
"It's been a very tough match for me. I didn't start playing my best and I was not feeling well because I was losing too much court . When I felt I was feeling better I had more time to control from the baseline. It was a close one but he deserve to play a little more aggressive than me. I had to fight for every point".
Spanish player will face France Gael Monfils, who overcome Germany's Philip kohlschreiber in straight sets.
Serena Williams took on talented Swiss Belenda Bencic on centre court. It was an evenly poised match. First set- Williams play good Tennis and took set 6 - 4 , in second set Bencic looked good but Serena played like a champion and won 6 - 3 final score 6 - 4 , 6 - 3.
Second match in morning session- Rafeal Nadal Vs Florian Mayer of Germany.This match was very crucial for Nadal last year he was eliminated by his country man Fernando Verdasco in five brutalising sets in first round but this time Spaniard won in three straight simple sets (6 - 3 , 6 - 4 , 6 - 4). His next opponent in second round is Marcus Baghdatis of Cyprus.
Evening session center court.
Match of the day between Djokovic vs Fernando. It was very high anticipate match full pack center court.First set was pretty one sided affair. Novak won 6 - 1 second set, they both played like a gladiators long rallies heavy ground stroke and match went on to in tie breaker but Serbian player again came on top and took set , 7 - 6, third set Spanish player look rusty and Novak took full advantage and won match(6- 1 , 7 - 6 , 6 - 2).
Last match in center court .Tsvetana Pironkova vs Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Bulgarian player also known as upset queen but Radwanska played solid from start to end and won the match with the scoreline of (6 - 1 , 4 - 6 , 6 -1 ).
Sir Andy Murray reached in the top half of the draw alongside with player like KEI Nishikori , Stan Wawrinka . If he reach his sixth Australian - Open final, he will get very tough competition from these two players.
In 2016 Murray becomes the first player in the BRITAIN Tennis in modern - era to reach World No - 1 and also won his second (Wimbledon championship) and also won one of the prestigious tournament in Tennis ( ATP world tour final ).
Great Britain player faces Illya Marchenko of Ukraine in first round.
Roger Fedrer faces qualifier first up and he could play Czech republic player Thomas berdych in third round of the tournament .35 years old Swiss maestro chased 18 grand slam .
In the bottom half of the men's singles draw Novak Djokovic faced experienced Fernando Verdasco.
Djokovic, seeded No - 2 beaten Spaniard 9 time in their 13 encounters . Earlier this month in Doha semi - finals Serb had saved five match point and went to go win the match in three sets.
Last year Frenando Verdasco upset Rafeal Nadal in first - round in a five set thriller in Melbourne.
Serbia's player is going for seventh title in Melbourne. He is to face Bulgarian Grigor Domitrov in fourth round and mouth watring clash in quarter - final against talented Austrian Dominic them.
He could meet big giant serving machine three seeded Milos Raonic in semi - finals.
Milos Raonic opened his campaign against Germany's Dustin Brown .
In fourth - round faces Spanish player 13 seeded Roberto Bautista Agut.
2009 , Australian - Open champion and has been two times finalists in Melbourne is seeded nine and in bottom half of draw alongside with Milos Raonic and Novak Djokovic.
Spanish left- hander could have a third round clash in Melbourne against rising star of Tennis Alexander Zverev seeded 24.
Australian - OPEN are just around the corner and Rafa is going to be seeded No - 9 . This is the lowest rankings for Nadal in last 12 years at AUSTRALIAN OPEN .
Spanish bull is in very good form since he made a come back in Dubai -mubadala Tennis championship in December.
Where he defeated players like Thomas berdych , Milos Raonic , David goffin and clam his fourth title in in United Arab Emirates capital. Nadal also reached Quarter-final in Brisbane - open and he is in brilliant form .
Spaniard won fourteen grand slam title in his career and won record 9 French - Open no player in the history of the game won single major 9 times and also he is the only player to win gold medal in both catargery singles in Beijing 2008 and doubles in Rio 2016 .
Australian - OPEN will start next Monday and draw will come on Friday .