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Nadal gains spot at last 8 of Aussie Open

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Rafael Nadal dropped the set a set but bounced back against Diego Schwartzman, 6–3, 6–7(4), 6–3, 6–3, in the round of 16 at the 2018 Australian Open.

Nadal off guard in the second set, after committing back-to-back error on the seventh game, giving Schawartzman a set, 7-6(4).

Nadal found his groove again on the third and fourth set, securing his spot at the semi-finals. With the win, Nadal’s ranking is now safe at least until after Australian Open.

Nadal’s going to face Marin Cilic, who outlasted Pablo Carreño Busta in four-grueling set, 6–7(2), 6–3, 7–6(0), 7–6(3).