Australian Open: Nadal wins after a long layoff; Stephens and Sharapova advance
Rafael Nadal wasn’t about to let every other Australian wild-card access beat him at a Grand Slam event.
The left-handed Spaniard beat No. 238th-ranked James Duckworth of Australia 6-Four, 6-Three, 7-Five on Monday in a first-round males’s fit of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
It used to be Nadal’s 15th…