The heat wasn’t a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.
Rafa reached the fourth round in Australia for the 11th time with the 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win, and levelled his career head-to-head record with Dzumhur.
After the match, Rafa said:
Was a good match, of course. When you win 6-1 6-3 6-1 in the third round, is always a great result, no? Without playing well, is impossible to have these kind of results.
So happy for that. Happy to be through, yeah, fourth round. Already is good news.
Rafa is yet to drop a set so far in the tournament and will face Argentine Diego Schwartzman next. Our champ has won all three of his previous matches against the world number 26.