Another big surprise at the Australian Open 2023: the defending champion Rafael Nadal was defeated in three sets by American tennis player MacKenzie McDonald. A sensational defeat to say the least with the twenty-two times winner of Grand Slam tournaments conditioned by an injury during the match, a stoppage that came around the middle of the second set.
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal injured, here’s how it happened
Rafa honored the challenge and didn’t withdraw, but it was immediately understood that he could no longer go on in the tournament. Let’s review together the moment when the tennis player stopped, leaving the world of tennis in suspense for a few seconds.
In the end Rafa didn’t make it, the Australian Open loses the number one seed. Below you can watch the harsh moment of the injury suffered by the Spaniard:
No está bien Rafa ðð
Seria preocupación por su estado físico#AusOpen #AusOpenEurosport pic.twitter.com/opT60FznjB — Eurosport.es (@Eurosport_ES) January 18, 2023
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