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Nadal eases past Aussie hopeful Kokkinakis at Australian Open

English.news.cn   2014-01-16 19:20:17

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates during his men's singles match against Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis on day four of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 16, 2014. Nadal won 3-0. (Xinhua/Li Jundong)

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MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Rafael Nadal gave Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis a lesson by dismantling the wildcard 6-2, 6-4 and 6-2 to reach the third round at the Australian Open here on Thursday.

The 17-year-old Kokkinakis blazed 21 winners against the world No. 1 but his potential was still not enough to match the super-fit Spaniard, who wrapped the match within two hours.

Nadal will next play either 25th seed Gael Monfils or American Jack Sock.

Editor: Tang Danlu
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