The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, number 2 in the world according to ATP ranking, British Cameron Norrie is measured this Saturday in the third round of the Australian Open, first Grand Slam of the 2021 tennis season.
Nadal seeks to continue improving his sensations after a few unusual months with the changes in the calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In the Australian tournament, Nadal has started on the right foot, winning on the fast track, by three sets to zero, their first and second round commitments.
After conceding eight games in his debut in the ocean tournament against Serbian Laslo Djere, Nadal allowed one less to the American Michael Mmoh (6-1, 6-4, 6-2), number 177 in the world ranking that he had never faced on the ATP circuit.
With the aforementioned victory against Mmoh, Nadal certified his pass to the third round in Melbourne Park for the fifteenth time and managed to keep to zero the number of accumulated losses in second-round matches on the banks of the Yarra.
In case of getting rid of Norrie, Nadal will begin to face the toughest rivals, with the winner of the duel between the Italian Fognini and the Australian De Miñaur as his potential opponent in the round of 16 of the tournament, and with a hypothetical cross with Tsitsipas or Berrettini in the quarterfinals on the horizon ..