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Tennis: Nadal plays Aussie in quarterfinals in Brisbane [SOUND]

# Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain will play local player Jordan Thompson in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International in Australia today. The 22-time Grand Slam champion is looking sharp after just returning to the tour after an injury-enforced year out, beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem and another Australian, Jason Kubler, in straight sets in the previous rounds. Nadal uses the tournament to hone his skills for the year’s first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, that starts in Melbourne next Sunday. He is happy with his performance:

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