Rafael Nadal loses at Australian Open hampered by a nasty hip

Rafael Nadal mentioned he felt “unhappy” and “drained” on Wednesday, after his earliest exit at a Grand Slam because the 2016 Australian Open when he was eradicated within the first spherical.

The defending champion and No.1 seed at Melbourne Park injured his left hip and misplaced to Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 within the second spherical, abruptly ending his bid for a record-extending twenty third Grand Slam trophy.

“It is a powerful second. It is a powerful day,” Nadal mentioned.

“I can not say that I’m not destroyed mentally at this second, as a result of I might be mendacity.”

At evening, 2022 French Open runner-up Coco Gauff obtained previous 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a second-round assembly between the 2 younger stars.

“I do know lots of people have been trying ahead to that matchup,” Gauff mentioned.

“I’m glad we obtained the prime spot. I hope we delivered.”

Seeded males who gained included No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas, No.6 Felix Auger-Aliassime, No.7 Daniil Medvedev  – the runner-up to Nadal final yr and to Novak Djokovic in 2021, No.15 Jannik Sinner and No.16 Frances Tiafoe.

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