- Nadal Beats Monfils; Nishikori Next (via ATP)
… Nadal saved all six break points he faced and converted six of his 12 opportunities. The left-hander benefitted from 57 unforced errors from Monfils, while limiting his own error count to 18.
- Easy as 1-2-3 for Nadal (via AO)
… Skipping his way into the fourth round in two hours and four minutes, it was not a wealth of winners that was impressive, just six, five and 10 set-by-set. It was Nadal’s relentless consistency everywhere else. Making 90 per cent of returns in set one, and keeping his first serve figures above 65, he executed as if every point were a match point, no quarter given, no easy route taken.
- Rafa rules once again (via ESPN)
… Rafael Nadal has yet to drop more than four games in any set so far in Australia.
- Interview with Rafa Nadal (ICYMI)
- Murray, Nadal, Azarenka win late matches at Australian Open (via tennis.com)
- Top seed Rafael Nadal blows Gael Monfils away to advance to fourth round of the Australian Open (via Herald Sun)
- Nadal desmantela a Monfils y hay cuatro españoles en octavos (via tenis.as.com)
… “Me doblé un poco el tobillo derecho en el segundo set. Se ha descolgado un poco y sentí algo de dolor, pero fue en el último punto antes de un cambio. Cuando volví ya pude jugar más tranquilo. Cuando soy espectador, el jugador que más me gusta ver sigue siendo Roger Federer, por su técnica insuperable.”
Q. Is this the best Nadal you’ve ever seen in the last years? GAEL MONFILS: “Definitely today was in great shape. Much better than Doha, for sure. For me, yeah, I would say today was one of the best I haven’t seen for a while.” (via AO)
- Reflections: Australian Open Day 6 (via The Slice)
- AO 2014 Week 1: A Fan-tastic Experience (via grandslamgal.com)
… Find out why @GrandSlamGal loves the Australian Open so much, and some of the different ways they excel at creating an incredible fan experience.
- Nadal Vs. Monfils AO R3 on-court interview and highlights
- Night 6 Highlights
- Nadal Injury Scare
- Rafael Nadal press conference (3R)
- Pow! Nadal stretches to thump winner
- Rafael Nadal defeats Gael Monfils in R3 at Australian Open
- Gallery: Best Aus Open bods: ALL the best shirts-off action from around Melbourne Park at the Australian Open (via Herald Sun)