World No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-4 in an exhibition match in front of 4,000 fans in Adelaide ahead of the Australian Open.
After the match, Rafa said:
It’s been a very hard year for all the world in general. For us in Spain, we were hit very hard by the virus. We’re still in a very tough situation. I think Australia is a very positive example of how to control the virus.
I’m still passionate about the sport. I never dreamed about being where I am. Super happy, enjoying every single moment I’m able to keep competing.