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Nadal ends first practice session in Melbourne without discomfort

IANS  |  Melbourne 

Spanish world No 2 held his first training session in on Thursday as he prepares for the Australian Open, which starts next week.

Nadal, who pulled out of the Brisbane International last week with a left thigh strain, ended his practice session with South Africa's world No 6 Kevin Anderson without sustaining any injuries, reports news.

The world No 2, who was forced to retire from last year's tournament due to injury, is looking to add to his 17 career major titles.

will be his first competitive tournament since a forced him to retire from semi-finals in September. He also underwent in November

Nadal, who won in 2009, will discover his first round opponent on Thursday evening after the draw at

The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, starts on Monday.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 12:50 IST