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Tennis: Another victory for Nadal in Brisbane

# Tennis: Rafael Nadal’s return to the professional game after almost a year is still on course, with another straight-sets victory in the Brisbane International in Australia. The 22-time Grand Slam champion got rid of local player Jason Kubler in the round of 16. The Spaniard beat Austria’s Dominic Thiem earlier this week in his first singles match since injuring his hip at last year’s Australian Open after winning the tournament in 2022. Nadal will play another Australian, Jordan Thompson, in the quarterfinals in Brisbane.