The magical run Down Under for Rafael Nadal and his fans has ended. He has lost in straight sets in the Australian Open final to world number one Novak Djokovic, who played without any fear and seemed to have an answer for anything our champ threw at him.
Second seed Rafa was defeated 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Melbourne, in what is his fourth loss in the Australian Open final, two of which have been to Djokovic.
Our champ just didn’t play close to his best level, but also Novak was just too good tonight.
Next up for Rafa will be the Abierto Mexicano de Tennis in Acapulco at the end of February.
Win or lose, we love you Rafa and we are so proud of you!