Spaniard Rafael Nadal commented on his victory at the start of the Australian Open.
“It was not easy to return to a high level after such a long break. In addition, Duckworth showed a very aggressive game in almost every draw. I was determined to make no more than two hits from the back line.
Besides, I had a great first serve. I do not know with what percentage I filed, but when it passed, I almost always got an advantage. There was no problem with the second serve either. I am pleased that I could beat such a difficult opponent. Yes, it was not easy, but it is normal. Every day my confidence grows. It was a pity to miss the tournament in Brisbane, but this happens, especially after the return, “the press service of the competition quotes Nadal.