Rafael Nadal has earned a spot in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International tennis tournament. After just 55 minutes, he scored a 6-1, 6-1 victory against German Mischa Zverev on Thursday.
According to ATP, Rafa lost 12 points in each set – including eight points on serve overall.
Rafa, ranked 9th in the world, will next face world No. 3 Milos Raonic in this tune-up up for the Australian Open which begins on Jan. 16.
After the match, Rafa said:
It’s so special to be back… It means everything to me. … I hope to play my best (against Raonic).
Our champ beat Raonic in an exhibition match last week in Abu Dhabi and has a 6-1 lead in career head-to-head meetings.