If 2015 was bad for Rafael Nadal, then 2016 isn’t looking much better.
Nadal exited the Australian Open at the first round stage after losing to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 3-6 7-6 (4-7) 6-2 in a thrilling match between the two left-handers that lasted four hours and 40 minutes.
Has Nadal lost his moves in his own game? Well this is definitely not the first time that Nadal has been through this situation, but nevertheless, our expectations from the Spanish player will always stay alive.
His last grand slam triumph came at the French Open in 2014.