World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer won at tennis’s Australian Open as intense heat again enveloped Melbourne. Defending champion Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova also reached round three, while Juan Martin Del Potro became the highest seed to exit.
Juan Martin del Potro defeated Rafael Nadal in an exhibition tennis match between former U.S. Open champions at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nadal’s first competitive appearance on a hard court in 12 months.
Former World No. 1 tennis player Roger Federer was beaten by Juan Martin Del Potro in the final of the Swiss Indoors for the second straight year, prolonging his quest to secure a spot at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.