The second racket of the world, Spaniard Rafael Nadal, beat Australian James Duckworth, who occupies the 238th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/4, 6/3, 7/5 at the start of the Australian Open.
The meeting lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. During this time, the 32-year-old Nadal performed six aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold six break points, and the 27-year-old Duckworth filed right through 12 times, made 11 double mistakes and made two breaks.
Previously, athletes did not meet each other. In the second round of the Australian Open, Nadal will cross the rackets with either the Australian Matthew Ebden or the German Jan-Lennard Struff.