Nadal eases through
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:15
Nadal took one hour 37 minutes to see off his opponent at the Rod Laver Arena and will next face Tommy Haas after the German earlier defeated Italy’s Flavio Cipolla 6-1 6-2 6-1.
Karanusic took the opening game of the match but Nadal battled back and broke serve in the fifth game to go 3-2 ahead before closing out the remainder of the set.
Nadal took 39 minutes to take the second set and then the 22-year-old broke Karanusic’s serve in sixth game of final set and again in the eighth to win the set 6-2 and take the match.