FAST4 tennis: Rafael Nadal defeats Mark Philippoussis, Omar Jasika and Fernando Verdasco in Melbourne [PHOTOS]

Rafael Nadal rounded off his Australian Open preparation with a unique five-sets victory at Melbourne Park today.

It took Rafa only 117 minutes to edge out Fernando Verdasco 2-4 4-3 4-3 3-4 4-2 in the Big Bash version of the sport to climax his charity function on Margaret Court Arena.

Earlier, our champ had made short work of sets, winning 4-1 against US Open junior champion Omar Jasika and by the same score over Mark Philippoussis.



  1. So glad to see RAFA back on court and REALLY enjoying himself. Good to see the smiles as well. Keep up the good work and best wishes for what’s to come on. IRISH FAN.

    Best wishes for the coming year, keep up the GOOD work Rafa. And keep smiling. IRISH FAN.

  2. I woke up at 3 am just to watch this. I had to go to sleep after the fourth set, I expected Rafa to take it, and I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer lol. I’m hoping someone posts it online so I can at least see what he had to say after the event was finished.

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