Australian Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Jack Draper of Britain

Rafael Nadal defeated Jack Draper of Great Britain in four sets to begin the defence of his Australian Open championship.

Nick Kyrgios withdrew due to an injury without ever striking a ball.

By his extremely high standards, Nadal had been in horrible form, losing six of his previous seven games.

In the second round, Nadal—who recently welcomed a child-competes against Mackenzie McDonald of America.

"Last couple of months have not been easy for me," says Rafael Nadal.

Source: The Hindu