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Australian Open: Nadal reaches fourth round, Ostapenko crashes out

Melbourne: Top seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur on Friday.

Melbourne’s heatwave had relented by the time the 31-year-old Nadal walked on Margaret Court Arena, but the Spaniard was on fire as he battered the 28th seed into submission.

Meanwhile, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko’s Australian Open hopes ended on Friday as the seventh seed was beaten 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 by Anett Kontaveit in a battle of the Baltic.

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