Rafael Nadal Overpowers Kubler To Reach Brisbane Quarters

Spain’s Rafael Nadal hits a return during his men’s singles match against Jason Kubler of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 4, 2024. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP)

Rafael Nadal defeated wildcard Jason Kubler 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to go to the Brisbane International quarterfinals, continuing his amazing recovery.


In his first competition after having to withdraw due to an injury at the 2023 Australian Open, Rafael Nadal proved to be too powerful for the Australian, who lacked the shots to threaten the Spaniard.


After defeating Dominic Thiem in the first round of the US Open, 37-year-old Rafael Nadal dominated the opening set, taking a 5-0 lead until Kubler managed to hold serve and tie the match.


The second set was almost as impressive as Nadal wrapped up the match in 1hr 23min.


He will play another Australian, Jordan Thompson, in the quarter-finals and remains on track for a possible semi-final against second seed Grigor Dimitrov.


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