Rafael Nadal loses at Australian Open hampered by bad hip

Rafael Nadal stated he was feeling “unhappy” and “drained” on Wednesday after his first Grand Slam elimination because the Australian Open in 2016, when he was eradicated within the first spherical.

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

“It is a tough second. It is a powerful day,” Nadal stated.

“I am unable to say I am not mentally devastated at this second as a result of I’d be mendacity.”

On the evening, 2022 French Open runner-up Coco Gauff prevailed over 2021 US Open winner Emma Raducanu 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a second-round conflict between the 2 younger stars .

“I do know that many individuals had been trying ahead to this duel,” stated Gauff.

“I am glad we acquired first place. I hope we delivered.”

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

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