MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Nadal beats Aussie wild card at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia —January 13, 2019— The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local):
Rafael Nadal wasn’t about to let another Australian wild-card entry beat him at a Grand Slam tournament.
The Spanish left-hander beat No. 238th-ranked James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5, his 15th win in 17 matches against wild cards at Grand Slam tournaments.
Nadal’s only previous defeats to wildcard entrants at majors were against American James Blake in the third round of the 2005 U.S.