Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal overcame the barrier of the third round of “major” in Melbourne, beating in three sets Australian Alex De Minaur – 6/1, 6/2, 6/4.
The match lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes. The second racket of the world, 32-year-old Rafael, made five breaks and six aces, making a mistake six times when serving. 19-year-old De Minaur, who occupies the 29th place in the world classification, performed three aces and made two double mistakes.
The Spaniard has increased the gap in the personal meetings of players – 2: 0. In the 1/8 finals of the tournament Nadal will play with Tomas Berdych.