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Nadal is crowned in Melbourne but does not see a real candidate for the Australian Open

Rafael Nadal it’s back. The Spanish beat the American classified from the previous Maxime cressy, who based his game on an effective serve and volley, by a tight 7-6 (6) and 6-3 to become champion of the Melbourne Summer Set. Cressy, who started the match hesitantly after committing three doubles missing in his first service game, he even forgave a set ball on serve after Nadal committed a very fair double fault that he protested to the referee Carlos Bernardes despite Melbourne Park applying live hawk eye.

It was when the manacorí showed his status as a favorite after beating the tennis player born in Paris with two powerful rights and later, with his serve, sentenced an expensive first set.

Young Cressy from 24 years, went ahead with a break in favor in the first section of the second set, but Nadal responded with an immediate ‘counter-break’ that he repeated when the score was 4-3 in his favor to leave sentenced a last set that would sign by 6 -3. Nadal won an ATP title again after his victory in the final in Rome against Serbian Novak Djokovic last May.

Australian Open

At the end of the match, the Spaniard stated that not considered a real candidate to get the title in the Australian Open although he pointed out that “in this sport things change very quickly.”

“This year I have a different ‘approach’ despite the fact that expectations are very high For all that I have won Today is a day to enjoy the title, “he explained at the press conference after his victory in the Melbourne Summer Set final against American Maxime Cressy.

Nadal remarked that so far it has been a “positive” start and commented that the final against the young American had been the best game of the week where the movements have been more fluid: “Today I served and subtracted well, he was a very good rival. uncomfortable. I am quite satisfied on a personal level, “he commented after adding his nineteenth consecutive season adding at least one title.


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