Australia Open 2023: Rafael Nadal loses to Mackenzie McDonald

Rafael Nadal, the Australian Open 2023's defending champion, was eliminated after losing to Mackenzie McDonald of America in straight sets.

Midway through the second set, Nadal seemed to be injured, but he continued to play.

Rafael Nadal defeated by Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-4,7-5 at Melbourne Park

In the following game, Nadal seemed to gently pull up as Mackenzie recovered his break advantage to make it 4-3 in the second set.

In the second set, Nadal, who was in obvious pain from his left hip, left for an off-court medical timeout.

Source: Zee News