Nadal through to second round in straight sets

Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal defeated American Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday.

sports Updated: Jan 16, 2012 14:41 IST
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Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal defeated American Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday.

Ten-time grand slam champion Nadal will play German Tommy Haas in the second round.

First Published: Jan 16, 2012 14:33 IST