Tim Smyczek v Rafael Nadal Live
Third seed Rafael Nadal of Spain will play Tim Smyczek of the United States of America in the second round mens singles match of the 2015 Australian Open.
In the first round qualifier Smyczek defeated Australian wild card Luke Saville 7-6,7-5,6-4 to set up a date with Nadal. Nadal had defeated unseeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3,6-2,6-2 to progress into the next round.
Tim Smyczek, 27, has won two challenger and one futures title. His highest ranking ever was 73. His best result in Australian Open is second round which he achieved in 2013. His best ever grand slam performance is third round at the US Open in 2013.
Rafael Nadal, 28, has previously won the Australian Open only once in 2009. He has won all the other Grand Slams at least twice. He has won the French Open a record nine times. His last two Australian Opens ended in defeats at the final match. He worst show ever in the Australian Open has been a loss in the third round.
With such a wide gap in class this match should be a cake walk for the Spaniard. The only way the American can get anything out of the match would be if Nadal gets injured.
Tags: Australian Open, Tim Smyczek, Rafael Nadal, Grand Slams
Posted: 21st January 2015
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