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Rafael Nadal dispatches wild card Thanasi Kokkinakis to progress at Australian Open

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 5:44pm IST Updated: Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 5:45pm IST | Place: Melbourne | Agency: IANS

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Top seed Rafael Nadal gave Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis a good tennis lesson by dismantling the wild card 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the men's singles third round at the Australian Open here Thursday.

The 17-year-old Kokkinakis blazed 21 winners against the World No. 1 but his potential was still not enough to match the super-fit Spaniard who wrapped up the match within two hours.

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