American jinx continues to haunt Rafael Nadal Sports Tak Staff
January 18, 2023
The defending champion Rafael Nadal crashed out of Australian Open 2023 on Wednesday.
The 22-time Grand Slam winner went down to America's Mackenzie McDonald at straight sets 4-6, 4-6, 5-7.
This was Nadal's back-to-back fourth defeat to an American.
In the past four months, the 36-year-old Nadal has lost to Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, Taylor Fritz and McDonald.
In US Open 2022, Nadal suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Tiafoe in the Round of 16.
In Paris Masters 2022, the star spaniard went down to Tommy Paul in Round of 32.
In ATP World Tour Finals, Taylor Fritz stunned Nadal in the group stage.
And in the ongoing Australian Open McDonald rocked Nadal in the second round.
Nadal won the previous edition of the Australian Open when he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final.
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