PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Michael Mmoh to reach Australian Open third round

 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal dispelled any remaining doubts over his fitness with a commanding 6-1 6-4 6-2 win against American qualifier Michael Mmoh on Thursday to march into the Australian Open third round and stay on track for a record 21st Grand Slam title.

The second seed did not play a match in Spainโ€™s ATP Cup campaign last week with a back problem and following his opening win in Melbourne he had said the injury was still bothering him.

Nadal showed no sign of discomfort, however, against the 177th-ranked American under the closed roof of the Rod Laver Arena and peppered the blue court with winners from both forehand and backhand sides as Mmoh watched on helplessly.

The 2009 Melbourne Park winner, who is tied with Roger Federer at 20 Grand Slam singles titles, will next meet Briton Cameron Norrie.

Source: Reuters

16 comments

  1. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™
    Good luck against C. Norrie – straight sets ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ€
    Vamos!โค๏ธ

  2. Rafa great result for you today . Wishing you the Very Best against Cam Norrie on Saturday next Vamos Rafa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆโ˜˜โ˜˜

  3. Congratulations Rafa!, well done Master! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป. Happy of your victory despite the injury and that woman trying to stop you. I hope you felt much better.
    It is always nice to see how people, whatever the nationalities loves you and appreciate your effort, your values and how you are ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป.
    And thank you so much for my gift, as today is my birthday, you made my day ๐Ÿ˜‰.
    ORGULLOSOS DE Tร, Keep going VAMOS RAFA ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ฅโšก๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  4. Rafa congratulations well don vamosssssss champ good luck love you fans for ever ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘

  5. A very impressive performance from Rafa has me believing that he may just win the AO 21 . The serve is good , the return of serve is good , the baseline game is impressive and the net game was strong as Rafa managed to put away every overhand slam . Hope Rafa can build on this win vs Norrie and get a straight set victory ..

  6. Straight sets-congrats, Rafael Nadal. Stay healthy; good luck in the next round๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค›๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ

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