Nadal, Roddick advance on rainy day

Updated: January 18, 2010, 2:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending men's champion and second-seeded Rafael Nadal found his rhythm after a slow start to the first set and beat Australia's Peter Luczak 7-6 (0), 6-1, 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open.

Nadal won his first Grand Slam singles title on hard courts -- to go with his four at the French Open and his one Wimbledon title -- when he beat Roger Federer in last year's final at Melbourne Park.

The Spanish left-hander dominated the first-set ...

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