Hampered by bad hip, Rafael Nadal loses at Australian Open

Jan 17, 2023, 4:00 AM | Updated: Jan 18, 2023, 4:14 am
Coco Gauff, left, of the U.S. is congratulated by Emma Raducanu of Britain following their second r...

Coco Gauff, left, of the U.S. is congratulated by Emma Raducanu of Britain following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

              Coco Gauff, left, of the U.S. is congratulated by Emma Raducanu of Britain following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Coco Gauff, of the U.S. plays a forehand return to Emma Raducanu of Britain in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Shang Juncheng, left, of China congratulates Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Shang Juncheng of China in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Coco Gauff, left, of the U.S. is congratulated by Emma Raducanu of Britain following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Coco Gauff, of the U.S. plays a forehand return to Emma Raducanu of Britain in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Shang Juncheng, left, of China congratulates Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Shang Juncheng of China in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Shang Juncheng, left, of China congratulates Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Shang Juncheng of China in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Shang Juncheng, left, of China congratulates Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Shang Juncheng of China in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Shang Juncheng, left, of China congratulates Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Shang Juncheng of China in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain congratulates Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, right, of Spain talks with medical staff during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round loss to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a point against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., plays a forehand return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his second round match to Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round game against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Rafael Nadal, left, of Spain walks past opponent Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S., during a break in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. waves after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Jessica Pegula of the U.S. plays a backhand return to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Iga Swiatek, left, of Poland is congratulated by Camila Osorio of Colombia following their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after defeating Camila Osorio of Colombia in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after defeating Camila Osorio of Colombia in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal bowed his head during changeovers and rested his elbows on his knees, the very picture of resignation.

What already was a poor start to 2023, following a year marred by all manner of health issues, reached a low point at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

The defending champion and No. 1 seed at Melbourne Park, Nadal injured his left hip and lost to Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round, abruptly ending his bid for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam trophy.

“It’s a tough moment. It’s a tough day,” said Nadal, a 36-year-old Spaniard. “I can’t say that I am not destroyed mentally at this moment, because I would be lying.”

He pulled up awkwardly at the end of a point late in the second set against the 65th-ranked McDonald.

Nadal was visited by a trainer on the sideline, then left the court for a medical timeout. Up in the stands, his wife wiped away tears. Nadal returned to play, but was clearly compromised and not his usual indefatigable self, saying afterward that he could not hit his backhand properly and could not run much, either.

But Nadal added that, as the reigning champion of the tournament, he did not want to leave the court via a mid-match retirement.

He said the hip had been bothering him for a couple of days, but it was never as bad as it became on Wednesday. Nadal was not sure exactly what the nature of the injury was, saying that he will have medical tests to determine if it has to do with a muscle, joint or cartilage.

“‘It’s never over until it’s over’ type thing. He didn’t even want to roll over and quit. He kept fighting until basically the end, even though he maybe didn’t have all his game,” said McDonald, a 27-year-old who won NCAA championships in singles and doubles for UCLA in 2016.

“I was in the locker room,” McDonald said about the aftermath of the match, “and I was like, ‘Hey, that’s actually really big for me, because I haven’t beaten someone of that caliber.'”

This is Nadal’s earliest exit at any Grand Slam tournament since bowing out in the first round in Melbourne in 2016 against No. 45 Fernando Verdasco. That also made Verdasco the lowest-ranked player to defeat Nadal in Australia — until, of course, McDonald on Wednesday.

McDonald has never been past the fourth round at a major tournament. In his lone previous matchup against Nadal, at the 2020 French Open, McDonald won a total of just four games in a lopsided loss.

“He kicked my butt,” McDonald recalled Wednesday.

This result overshadowed everything else going on in Melbourne, of course, on a day that persistent rain pushed back the start of play on all but the three courts with retractable roofs until after 5 p.m. local time.

That meant some players — most notably, No. 1 Iga Swiatek, No. 3 Jessica Pegula and No. 6 Maria Sakkari — won matches that put them in the third round before more than a dozen others even had contested a single point in the first round.

At night, 2022 French Open runner-up Coco Gauff got past 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a second-round meeting between two of the sports young stars.

“I know a lot of people were looking forward to that matchup,” said Gauff, an 18-year-old American. “I’m glad we got the prime spot. I hope we delivered.”

Seeded men who won included No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime, No. 7 Daniil Medvedev — the runner-up to Nadal last year and to Novak Djokovic in 2021 — No. 15 Jannik Sinner and No. 16 Frances Tiafoe.

“I told him, ‘You’re going to be in a position to win today. You can win today,” Tiafoe said about fellow American McDonald. “Sort of seeing how he feels, I’m happy for Mackie. ‘GOAT wins’ don’t come easy. Something to tell his grandkids one day, and you have to be happy for that guy.”

A year ago, Nadal won the Australian Open for the second time to earn his 21st major championship, then raised his total to 22 — the most for a man — at Roland Garros.

He is currently ranked No. 2 but was the top seed at Melbourne Park because No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz is sitting out the Australian Open with a bad leg.

Nadal’s body has betrayed him quite a bit recently.

He needed pain-killing injections for his left foot on the way to winning the French Open last June, pulled out of Wimbledon last July before the semifinals because of a torn abdominal muscle and also dealt with a problem with rib cartilage in 2022.

Nadal’s exit drains the tournament of yet more star power. In addition to his absence and Alcaraz’s, 2022 Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios pulled out because his left knee needs arthroscopic surgery, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is off the tour while she is pregnant, two-time major champ Simona Halep is serving a provisional doping ban and Venus Williams is hurt.

That is all on top of this: The 2023 edition of the Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament since Serena Williams and Roger Federer announced their retirements.

Nadal arrived in Melbourne with an 0-2 record this season, making him 1-6 dating to September, when he lost to Tiafoe in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

Even during a first-round victory Monday, a four-setter against a cramping Jack Draper, Nadal never quite seemed to be at his chase-every-ball, put-every-high-spin-shot-on-target best. He looked, somehow, his age.

The same was the case from the outset against McDonald.

“I’m really happy with how I started that match. I thought I was playing really well, serving great, returning well, too,” McDonald said. “So I was really taking it to him.”

That is true. From the get-go, McDonald was on, Nadal was off.

The very first game served as something of a harbinger: McDonald broke for a 1-0 lead thanks a trio of unforced errors by Nadal — two off his feared lefty forehand side.

Out of sorts, Nadal got into a back-and-forth with chair umpire Marijana Veljovic during breaks in action about whether she was starting the between-points serve clock too quickly for his liking.

Soon, McDonald was up a set. Then he went up a break right away in the second.

After one point in that set, Nadal showed real signs of trouble. He squatted behind the baseline and placed his racket down on the court. Then he went over and leaned on a sign, prompting Veljovic to ask whether Nadal was OK.

Nadal watched a couple of serves off McDonald’s racket fly past him, then was checked on by the trainer. While the match would proceed, it essentially was over right then and there.

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