Without shining, Rafael Nadal had no problems and defeated Cameron Norrie in straight sets for the third round of the Australian Open. It was 7-5, 6-2 and 7-5 for Manacor, which in this way he got into the round of 16 of the first Grand Slam of the season, where he will face Fabio Fognini.
The Spanish did not have the best start, by losing the serve to his opponent in the fifth game. However, Rafa recovered and took the first set.
The second set was completely in favor of world number 2 and did not give options to his rival. Parity reappeared in the third and last set, with a break towards the end, which meant Nadal’s victory and his qualification to the round of 16 of the Australian Open.
In this instance, his opponent will be the Italian, who left the Australian on the road Alex de Miñaur by 6-4, 6-3 and 6-4 with great authority.