Top-ranked Nadal reaches third round
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, beating Roko Karanusic of Croatia in straight sets.
Nadal, who overtook Roger Federer for the No. 1 ranking last August, beat Karanusic 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the center-court match Thursday at Rod Laver Arena.
The 22-year-old Spaniard beat Federer in the French Open and Wimbledon finals last year and is the Swiss star's biggest threat to winning a record-equaling 14th Grand Slam ...
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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