After a quick first round match against Bernard Tomic, who retired after the first set, Rafael Nadal goes on to face 17-year-old Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis, ranked 570, in the second round in Melbourne.
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
This will be the first meeting between Rafa and Kokkinakis. On being asked if he knew anything about his opponent, Rafa responded: “I practiced with him in the past…I met him the other day in the Babolat event. He has a great future and will be a very tough match for me if I am not able to play my best. I am going to try to play well.”
Good luck Rafa! Vamos!