Rafael Nadal debuts this Monday (around 2.30 am) in the Australian Open against the unknown Australian player James Duckworth, classified in number 238 of the ATP. The Spanish tennis player reached the first grand slam of 2019 lacked form but with good feelings to go far in the tournament he won ten years ago.
The Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne will be the scene of the first game of the Manacor in the Australian tournament, in which fans can see the technical novelty that presents for this 2019, his new serve.
Nadal has not played an official game since September 8 last year when Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro eliminated him from the US Open in the semifinals. The physical problems forced the Spaniard to finish the season earlier than expected.
The match between Rafa Nadal and James Duckworth can be seen on television on Eurosport and on the Internet on the La Vanguardia website.