Nadal has fun: third with most victories in Australia (57)

Rafa Nadal overtakes Stefan Edberg (56) and only has ahead Djokovic (62) and the unattainable Federer (95). The Balearic made few mistakes (15).


Rafa Nadal's career is so brilliant and incredible that he often overcomes some mark or beats a record. It is what has to win. This Wednesday he returned to add another victoria to the local Matthew Ebden (6-3, 6-2 and 6-2 in 1h: 56) at the Australian Open. He has already 57 in 13 participations, with which he placed third in the historical list of matches won to adelantar Swedish Stefan Edberg (56), only behind Novak Djokovic (62) and the unattainable Roger Federer, who hours earlier had increased his account to 96 (see table). He had never lost in the second round of the tournament and there was no exception.

This was one of the stories of a match in which the Balearic continued polishing his serve with speeds of up to 204 km / h and good percentages (81% of points won with first) and showed remarkable accuracy by committing nothing but 15 unforced errors. In addition, again, Nadal demonstrated a capacity to read the meeting and adapt to what happened at the beginning that left Ebden unanswered. The aussie, 31 years old and 47th in the world, is a correct player and with good technique, who started getting good, more by placement than by power, but gave himself up to the evidence that to overcome Nadal would have needed to make the match of his vida.

Y is that al number two in the ranking looks fine, fast and safe. It does not seem physically annoying, at least in appearance, and its resources are inexhaustible. The public had a great time. Each challenge Ebden responded with a masterful strike, both from the bottom of the track and near the network. Except for a failed auction that should have entered the third set, the rest were almost perfect strokes, angles (one of them was even applauded by the Australian) that favored the creation of winning shots. Thus he added 33, 10 more than his rival. Now is waiting for another local player in the third round: Alex de Miñaur, the kid (19 years old) of Spanish origin who won a few months ago at Wimbledon. In a very tough match, he won the Swiss from the previous Henri Laaksonen in five sets (6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (7), 4-6 and 6-3) .



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