Nadal win in Melbourne
Superstar Rafael Nadal has made a comeback from a month-long injury break with a tournament win and has prepared himself for the Australian Open. The 20-time Grand Slam champion from Spain won the final of the preparatory tournament in Melbourne against Maxim Crecy (USA) 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3 and celebrated the 89th title of his professional career. Nadal canceled last season in August due to a leg injury.
ATP Cup: Canada beat Russia
Canada won the third edition of the ATP Cup in Sydney. The team comprising top players Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliasime won against Spain in the final. Canada led 2–0 after two singles and followed Serbia (2020) and Russia (2021).
Bencic against French Open winner in Sydney
Belinda Bencic (WTA 23) started the season against the French Open winner at the tournament in Sydney. The eastern Swiss, who started the tennis year a week late due to her coronavirus, meets Czech Barbora Krejcikova (WTA 5) in the first round. Bencic has won the last 2 doubles.
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