Nadal Defeats Busta In 3rd Round of Australian Open
World number one, Rafael Nadal, produced a serving masterclass in the third round of the Australian Open to move into the fourth round and set up a possible showdown against his foe, Nick Kyrgios.
“Had been my best match of the tournament so far, without a doubt
The Spaniard defeated his good friend and fellow Spaniard, 27th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, in three straight sets 6-1 6-2 6-4.
Nadal lost just five points on serve during the first and second sets, hitting nine aces and zero double faults in the match.
He next faces the winner of Nick Kyrgios vs Karen Khachanov, who play later on Saturday at Melbourne Arena.
“Had been my best match of the tournament so far, without a doubt, so that’s a very positive thing. Sorry for Pablo who is a good friend of mine. I wish him all the best for the rest of the season,” said Nadal on the court.
“I think today I did very well with my serve. And then I started to hit some very good forehands down the line, and that’s the key shot for me.”
Can Rafa go all the way down under and equal Federer’s record of 20 grand slam titles?