Rafael Nadal has reached the second round of the Australian Open. The Spaniard won 6:1, 6:2, 6:4 against the 19-year-old Alex de Minaur. In spite of the clear result to Nadal’s 2:22 hours required for his success against the favorite of the Fans, the profits of the 32-Year-old at the beginning of the first two sentences, after all, a few game harder. For Nadal, it was the 250. Victory at a Grand Slam tournament.

Nadal called his own performance “solid” and Matador de Minaur had a few nice words along the way. “He’s probably the fastest player on the Tour. Alex has a great future ahead,” said the Spaniard, who hits on Sunday, the long-time Top-Ten players Tomas Berdych. But the Australian Open showed in this round as well: The so-called NextGen in the tennis world, it has not been easy. “You’re doing fine, but it takes time,” said Roger Federer, who had granted the 16 years younger, Taylor Fritz 6:2, 7:5, 6:2 a teaching hour.

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in fact, the presence of so: At the top of the world rankings sits the 31-year-old Novak Djokovic, Nadal is the undisputed clay-court king, “and I prepare the boys sometimes have a hard time,” said the 37-Year-old Federer. The triumphs of Alexander Zverev at the ATP finals in London remain exceptions.

defending champion Federer, the variability is missing in many young professionals. “The coaches put the emphasis not on Volleys and Slice, but to serve, and backhand. Therefore, we often see the same Matches,” said the Swiss, in the next round with Stefanos Tsitsipas again, a hopeful young player. The 20-year-old Greek finds it, however, just “crazy” to play on Center Court against “the legend”, Federer.

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