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Rafael Nadal overcomes serving switch to beat Laslo Djere at Australian Open – The Guardian

Rafael Nadal beat Laslo Djere 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 on his return from a three-month break and said: ‘I need to go day-to-day’ as he manages a back problem

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Australian Open 2021

  • World No 2 wins after three months out 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
  • I need to go day-to-day, says Nadal of back problem

After endless days of discussion over a niggling back injury and his inability to compete in the week leading up to the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal finally returned to competition for the first time in three months on Tuesday. He easily defeated Serbias Laslo Djere 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to move into the second round after testing his back for the first time.
Nadal had not competed…

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