Rafael Nadal Beats Marcos Baghdatis; Storms Into Third Round
Rafael Nadal beat Marcos Baghdatis in the second round of Australian Open on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal stormed into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 demolition of former finalist Marcos Baghdatis.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion has had two lean years at the majors but showed enough of the old passion and firepower in the two hour 13-minute clinic at the Rod Laver Arena to suggest he may yet go deep in the second week at Melbourne Park.
Cypriot Baghdatis, who had a fairytale run to reach the final in 2006, saved two match points but Nadal closed out the match in style with a forehand cross-court winner to raise a huge roar from the terraces.
Nadal will play Germany's Alexander Zverev in the next match.
(With inputs from Reuters)
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